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Compare Our Common Beans


This handy quick guide compares the varieties of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) offered at Great Lakes Staple Seeds. Common usage is noted, though personal preferences may vary.

And in case you are wondering How'come so many dry beans?

Bush Bean Variety Dry Snap Shelly Note(s)
Basta x y MN
Blue Jay x y IL
Calypso x y
Cannellini x z
Chippewa Indian x y MI WI
Covelo x y
Dakota Bumble x OSSI
Early Mohawk x y ON
Fisher Egg Bean x z
Giant Red Tarka x z
Goose Gullet x
Great Lakes Special x MI MN
Hungarian Rice Bean x y
Iroquois Cornbread Bean x z NY
Jesse Fisk x
Kebarika x y
Kievits x y
Kriebel's Colonel x z PA
Lekatt x
Lina Sisco's Bird Egg Bean x AoT
Littlefield's Special x
Low's Champion x y z
Maccarone y
Marfax x
Michigan Yellow Eye x MI
Mont D'Or y
Mrs. Marotti's Romano y
Norwegian 1870 x WI
Reade Krobbe x AoT
Red Swan y MN
Rockwell x AoT
Rose Creek Beauty x y z MN
Rosso di Lucca x AoT
Ruviotti x
Seneca Hodson Silver Wax x y GLR
Seneca Stripe Cattaraugus Type D x y z GLR
Stoltzfus String Bean x y PA
Tanya's Pink Pod y
Thibodeau du Comté Beauce x y
Verna's x z WI
Zolfino x AoT

Note Key: 2 letter State abbreviations; AoT = Ark of Taste; GLR = Great Lakes Region; ON = Ontario; OSSI = Open Source Seed pledged variety

 

Bush Bean with Runners Variety Dry Snap Shelly Note(s)
Beefy Resilient Grex x OSSI
Canadian Wild Goose x
Deseronto Potato Bean x GLR
Duane Baptiste Potato Bean x GLR
Kickapoo Bush x IL
Littleton Bean x
Manitoba Black x
Mexican Salmon Bean x
Nodak Pinto Bean x y
Odawa Bean x MI
Polish Pea Bean x
Purgatorio Bean x AoT
Stevenson's Black Eye Bean x MI
Stevenson's Blue Eye Bean x MI
Ugandan Bantu Bean x
Vaquero x
Volga German Siberian x z
White Marrowfat Bean x AoT

Note Key: 2 letter State abbreviations; AoT = Ark of Taste; GLR = Great Lakes Region; ON = Ontario; OSSI = Open Source Seed pledged variety

 

Pole Bean Variety Dry Snap Shelly Note(s)
Alfred Watling x y z IN OH
Alubia de Tolosa x AoT
Anellino Giallo x y
Batumi Hashuli x
Berta Telaska x y
Blanche McGhee Climbing Bean x IN
Blue Shackamaxon x PA
Chabarowsk x z
Cornplanter Purple x y z GLR
Dolloff x y z
Faulkner's Cornfield Bean x OH
Fire Beans x y z MI
Hannah Freeman Bean x y z PA
Harsens Island Bean y MI
Haudenosaunee Skunk x GLR
Héritage Doré x
Kahnawake Mohawk x GLR
Laughing Arlie Greasy Bean y
Lowrey's Special x y
Major Cook's Climbing Bean x y z
Mawivuna Bean x
Miami Ohio Pole Bean x IN
Michigan Cassoulet (Tarbais) x
Mixed Cornfield Bean x MI
Mongeta del Ganxet x AoT
Munsee Wampum x
Norridgewock x
Pellegrini x y
Seneca Bird Egg Bean x y GLR
Seneca Corn Hill x GLR AoT
Smith Osborne x y
Stub's Mammoth Scipios x z
Succotash Bean x

Note Key: 2 letter State abbreviations; AoT = Ark of Taste; GLR = Great Lakes Region; ON = Ontario