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Bush Dry Beans
Kenearly Yellow Eye
Light Red Kidney
Midnight Black Turtle Soup
Vermont Cranberry
Dry beans are high in protein, low in fat, and simple to grow and store. Winter meals made with wholesome, high-protein beans are
a welcome reminder of summer’s garden, and are a major contributor to self-sufficiency. The following varieties each provide different
eating qualities for fresh or dry use. The pods mature all at once and thresh out easily without machinery.
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CULTURE: All varieties listed are bush types and should be planted like bush
beans. We offer only untreated seeds. Sow when soil has warmed to at least
60°F (16°C) or risk poor germination.
DISEASES: Diseases affecting beans include blights, anthracnose, sclerotinia,
and mosaic. Plant in well-drained soil, keep free of weeds, and do not handle
when wet with rain or dew. Plow in all bean straw in the fall and practice a
3-year crop rotation; preferably into corn or grain crops.
HARVEST: When at least 90% of leaves have fallen and pods are dry, pull
plants out by the roots. Complete drying under cover if weather is wet.
THRESHING: Depending on quantity, thresh by (1) shelling pods individually;
(2) holding several plants by the roots and banging back and forth inside a
barrel or trash can; (3) stepping on a large, closed bag full of dry plants; or (4)
using a properly adjusted threshing machine.
STORAGE: Make sure beans are dry (max. 9% moisture) and then store in a
cool, dry place. Freeze dry beans to control storage insect pests.
AVG. SEEDING RATE: 11 lb./15’, 9 lb./1,000’, 125 lb./acre at 7 seeds/ft. in
the row and rows 3’ apart.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: See individual varieties.
PACKET: 100 seeds, sows 14’.
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Cannellini 75 80 days shell; 98 days dry.
For dry or fresh shell beans. We offer the variety “Gentec 401.” Heavy yields of
attractive, white kidney beans. Pods avg. 51/2”. Large, upright, bush plants keep beans
off the ground. Excellent eating quality both as a shell or dry bean. In spite of its name,
it was bred using traditional breeding methods. Avg. 900 seeds/lb.
Kenearly Yellow Eye 2427 90 days.
Best variety for baked beans. Kenearly is very similar to Maine Yellow Eye, but
matures more uniformly for easier harvest and has a slightly larger eye. The eating
quality is every bit as good. Excellent for baked bean suppers and hearty winter soups,
where the beans cook down into a rich, creamy broth. Avg. 900 seeds/lb.
Light Red Kidney 2554 95 days.
The best for three-bean salads. An early, light red kidney bean with good flavor and
firm texture. Excellent for chili, bean salads, and soups. Avg. 750 seeds/lb.
Midnight Black Turtle Soup 86 104 days.
For spicy soups, stews, and refrying. The best variety of this Latin favorite, Midnight
is an improved, upright-growing, black bean strain. The tall bush keeps the pods off the
ground. Our nicest flavored bean. Small black beans, about the size of pea beans. Avg.
2,300 seeds/lb.
Vermont Cranberry 20 75 days shell; 98 days dry. D
Very large beans for soups and baking. Long, avg. 6”, bright red-mottled pods are
borne on large, upright plants. The shelled beans are oval, medium-sized, plump, red
and pink streaked. This old-time Northern New England variety can also be grown for
shell beans. Mild flavor. Avg. 950 seeds/lb.
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