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Wonderful colours and patterns make you wonder if you should plant these seeds or just put them in a bowl and stare at them. Click on each picture to see the full growing guide. Remember that all dry beans should be cooked in clean water for at least 20 - 30 minutes minimum at a rapid boil, it is unsafe to eat any dried bean that has not been boiled properly, irrespective of whether you grew them or bought them in a shop.
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Black Trout Bush Bean - Phaseolus vulgaris - 25 Seeds

Black Trout Bush Bean - Phaseolus vulgaris - 25 Seeds

R20.00

A bush bean that is very easy to grow. Produces large yields. To make dry beans, leave the pods on the plant until fully dry. Colour on the bean seed will darken as the bean matures in the pod from light purple through dark purple to black when fully dry, with the white markings remaining white throughout. If you open the bean pod and the seed is still light purple you are picking them too early for dry beans, leave to dry longer.

Calypso / Orca Beans - Phaseolus vulgaris - 25 Seeds

Calypso / Orca Beans - Phaseolus vulgaris - 25 Seeds

R23.00

Also known as Ying Yang or Orca beans. A mild flavoured dry bean that can be picked as a green bean as well. Originally from the Caribbean.

Chester Bean - Phaseolus vulgaris - 10 Seeds

Chester Bean - Phaseolus vulgaris - 10 Seeds

R21.00

Out of stock

Also known as Flagg or Skunk beans. A rare bean due to the scarcity of the seeds, with a stunning pattern on the seeds, making them easily identifiable. A climbing bean that needs a support to climb up, an easy idea is to plant 2 poles on either side of the bed and tie string horizontally between the poles at intervals of about 15-20cm. All the beans in the bed can be trained to 'lean' in and climb up the support.

Cranberry Bean - Phaseolus vulgaris - 25 Seeds

Cranberry Bean - Phaseolus vulgaris - 25 Seeds

R18.00

Also known as the Borlotti bean. The markings on the bean pod are similar to those on the actual bean seed. This bean grows on a thick stem which should be supported for best growth.

Delgado Black Mexican Bean - Phaseolus vulgaris - 25 Seeds

Delgado Black Mexican Bean - Phaseolus vulgaris - 25 Seeds

R20.00

A green podded, black seeded climbing bean that does not require a lot of space. It climbs very well up a trellis and grows in a "compact" manner as opposed to a "sprawling" growth habit. The seeds are quite small in comparison to other dried beans and have a 'meaty' texture. The plant produces over the entire season till it gets too cold. Picking the beans as they mature encourages production.

Great Northern Bean - Phaseolus vulgaris - 25 Seeds

Great Northern Bean - Phaseolus vulgaris - 25 Seeds

R20.00

An old heirloom pole / runner bean that is determinate. Plant at two week intervals for succesive cropping. A strong producer. The name 'Great Northern' refers to the beans origin and not its' size as the bean is small in comparison to other dry beans.

Kidney beans - Phaseolus vulgaris - 25 Seeds

Kidney beans - Phaseolus vulgaris - 25 Seeds

R18.00

A large white bean originating from South America and also called a white butter bean or white Lima bean. The seeds are slow to germinate, but the plants are vigorous growers, successful seed production requires a long growing period.

Lentils Brown - Lens culinaris - 50 Seeds

Lentils Brown - Lens culinaris - 50 Seeds

R14.00

Lentil plants grow lens shaped seeds in pods and are a cousin to the bean family, known as a pulse (crops harvested solely for the dry seed). The plant is relatively drought resistant. A pulse that has been grown by man since Neolithic times and became one of the first domesticated crops.

Lohrey's Old Tasmanian - Phaseolus vulgaris - 25 Seeds

Lohrey's Old Tasmanian - Phaseolus vulgaris - 25 Seeds

R22.00

Out of stock

From Tasmania in the early 1900's. A dual purpose varitety harvested as a green bean and as a dry bean. The seeds are white and navy blue, drying to light brown with black stripes.

Mung Beans - Vigna radiata - 25 Seeds

Mung Beans - Vigna radiata - 25 Seeds

R16.00

A quick growing, heat loving bean mainly cultivated in India and China. Used in both savoury and sweet dishes. The bean itself is quite small but produces in abundance.It does not require a lot of care or maintenance but should not be neglected altogether.

Scarlet Runner Bean - Phaseolus coccineus - 10 Seeds

Scarlet Runner Bean - Phaseolus coccineus - 10 Seeds

R18.00

Originating in the mountains of Central America. A dual purpose bean both ornamental and edible. Seeds are used fresh or as a dried bean. Pods are edible when young and not yet fibrous. Stunning red to deep orange flowers. Often incorrectly referred to as a 7 year bean. Cotyledons stay in the ground during germination. A perennial vine with tuberous roots. Regrows in spring for a few years if cut back, not dug over and overwintered well. The beans will not set in very hot weather.

Spanish Tolosana Dry Bean - Phaseolus vulgaris - 25 Seeds

Spanish Tolosana Dry Bean - Phaseolus vulgaris - 25 Seeds

R18.00

Out of stock

Also known as the Prince bean, an heirloom from Spain. Tall bush plants that do not need staking. A good producer providing a large crop per plant, under good care. Very easy to grow.

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