Horticultural Bean Seed - Knowledgebase Question

Aberdeen, WA
Question by jshawhom
January 13, 1999
Burpee's Heirlooms catalog has a picture on the front of what looked like the horticultural beans I grew several years ago, but the inside description is different. The ones we grew were a dwarf variety and very prolific. We live in a very damp climate so that drying was difficult but they canned well and made excellent chili. I'd love to get my hands on some seed. Can you help me find a source?


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Answer from NGA
January 13, 1999

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There's an heirloom horticultural bush bean in the Seeds of Change catalog. It is used as either a green snap bean if picked young, or as a small green shell bean. It can also be canned if picked young, and the plants thrive in cool climates. Contact Seeds of Change at PO Box 15700, Santa Fe, NM 87506-5700 for a copy of their descriptive catalog.

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