(Phaseolus vulgaris) Calypso Beans are a beautiful soup bean - harvest when dry and then use in any recipe that calls for kidney beans. Plants are about 16 inches tall and strong on their own. Ours thrive without much fussing even in dry summers. Most- full sun. 16-18 inches. 15 seeds
French Horticultural Beans (also called Cranberry or Borlotti Beans) are used as shelling beans - harvest when pods are mature and easy to split but beans are still soft. A rare summer treat when boiled and served with garlic and butter or used in dishes such as Pasta y Fagioli. Beans may also be allowed to dry completely and used as a soup bean in the winter. 1-2 feet. Most/full sun. 20 seeds
Soldier Beans (also called European Soldier Beans or Red Eye Beans) have been a favorite dry bean in New England since the 1700s. Named for the burgundy markings on each bean that look like toy soldiers. Soldier Beans are a bush type and are highly productive. Beans are firm with mild flavor - perfect for soups, stews, and in baked beans. 1-2 feet. Most/full sun. 20 seeds
Also nown as Amish Knuttle beans, these cutshort type beans are most commonly used as a dry soup or baking bean. This historic pole bean is said to be one of the seed varieties carried by the Pilgrims on the Mayflower in 1620, Mayflower beans have been popular since then. Strong plants thrive in the heat and dry conditions of late summer! Bush bean - 1-2 feet. 20 seeds/pack.