Bean seeds

Broad beans - Scottish - 38RW

Broad beans - Scottish - 38RW

Details  This tall line of broad bean can withstand heavy winter frosts as low as -10deg here in the Amuri basin when plants are young, but equally handles the heat as well, will grow mostly unsupported up to 1.5m tall. In colder parts of the South Island and Inland North Island you dont want to sow broad beans between March and early May. If plants are over 10cm tall, heavy frosts will damage or kill them. Plants under this size handle frosts well.
Botanical name  Vicia faba
Contains at least  approx 30
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Bean - dwarf runner - Czar White - 39RW

Bean - dwarf runner - Czar White - 39RW

Details  White flowered, white seeded bush form of the Scarlet Runner bean, grows to about 40cm tall. Like all dwarf beans they are frost tender. During long periods of wet weather it can be an idea to throw a cover over to shed the rain as beans close to the ground can rot.
Botanical name  Phaseolus coccineus
Contains at least  30 seeds
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Bean Feast - dwarf bean - 40NS

Details  Flavourful, flat podded, white-seeded bean, the best flavoured dwarf bean we have ever grown. I have been saving this variety from oblivion since about 1974.

Botanical name  Phaseolus Vulgaris
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  Jan 2022
Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00
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Broad Bean - El Beano -138bNS

Broad Bean - El Beano -138bNS

Details  Pure white  flowers. The pods enclose beans that are SWEET, and which remain GREEN once cooked. Try raw. These broad beans are my own selection, from possibly a random mutation, over 35 years ago. That original, pure white- flowered specimen caught my eye. I much preferred the flavour and colour of its beans, over others. I think you will, too. Kids love them raw, and as such they are wonderful in salads. In colder parts of the South Island and Inland North Island you don't want to sow broad beans between March and and early May. If plants are over 10cm tall, heavy frosts will damage or kill them. Plants under this size handle frosts well.

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Botanical name  Vicia Faba
Contains at least  30
Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00

Bean - Cherokee Trail of Tears - 42RW3

Details  

Between 1838 and 1839 the Cherokee people of the United States were forced to march across the Smoky Mountains to Oklahoma. This winter death march is known as the Trail of Tears as over 4,000 people died making the trip.

In 1977 a member of Seed Savers Exchange named Dr. John Wyche from Hugo, Oklahoma, USA donated seeds to there collection. It is thought that his Cherokee ancestors carried this heirloom bean with them on the Trail of Tears.

Beans were domesticated in the Americas thousands of years ago and serve as a protein in the diet of humans and animals.
Growing this bean takes about 55 days to produce a purple podded green bean and 90 days to dry beans.  This is a vigorous climber is enjoyed very much as a fresh green bean and have found to be highly productive. 
Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgaris
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Bean - Scarlet Runner - 43RG

Bean - Scarlet Runner - 43RG

Details  It's fast growing perennial climbing up to 3 metres in a season. Plants will produce a profusion of pretty red and white flowers, amidst a heavy cover of leaves, in colder climates it pays to cover root crown with mulch so as to stop frost penetrating the soil killing the crown .
Botanical name  Phaseolus coccineus
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $7.00
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Bean Pean (white) - 44NS7

Details  Peans are a great all rounder with many uses. The plants climb just like a runner bean or climbing french bean and produce flat pods similar to a large mangetout pea. The pods can be picked young and used whole as a french bean or left on the plants to mature and shelled like peas, or they can be left to mature fully and dry and then used as any other dried beans. New seasons seed will be available again as soon a possible

Botanical name  Pisum sativum
Contains at least  30 seeds
Price per packet  $4.00
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Bean - Greek Gigante - 46RW5

Bean - Greek Gigante - 46RW5

Details  Unlike Scarlet Runners they have pure white flowers and huge white seeds. Flowers over a long period and grows up to 3m tall. 
Botanical name  Phaseolus coccineus
Contains at least  30 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Bean - Broad bean Red Seeded - 150RG

Bean - Broad bean Red Seeded - 150RG

Details  Rick received this bean from the Southern Seed Exchange many years ago and has become his favorite Broad bean for his own personal supply.
Botanical name  Vicia Faba
Contains at least  30
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
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Bean - Dalmation - 108RG

Details  Believed to have arrived to New Zealand with the Dalmation gum diggers. A long string-less bean with green skin and purple streaks. Excellent raw or cooked. A vigorous climber to 2 metres.

Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgaris
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  Feb 2022
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
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Bean - Crystal - 109RW11A

Bean - Crystal - 109RW11A

Details  This climbing bean was given to Richard 2017 under the name 'Crystal', grows to 2 -3 metres tall and produces a black seed.
Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgaris
Contains at least  40
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Bean - Major cook - 123RW

Bean - Major cook - 123RW

Details  Like Indian Hannah bean Major Cook was also imported from North America by Mark Christensen, Research Director at the Heritage Food Crops Research Trust. Bred in the North of France by Major Cook and a Mr Luxton after 1954. At the time both men worked for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and both had a strong interest in gardening. Produces pretty purple-violet flowers followed by a huge crop of stringless beans with a very good flavour.
Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgaris
Contains at least  30
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00

Bean - Borlotti - 77NS26A

Details  A productive vigorous climber, Long vines that will grow to 6m tall if provided support, ideal as a drying bean. Borlotti are descendants from the original Cranberry beans that originated in Colombia
Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgaris
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Nev and Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00
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Bean - Butterbean - 151RW

Details  Many of the older gardeners will remember the butterbean which was very popular in the 60's and 70's. This strain has been grown for over 40 years by a long time home gardener before being given to Richard so as to preserve this heirloom
This bean produces a pale yellow/cream pod in colour that grows to about 15cm in length. The complete pod is eaten although the ends can be trimmed if desired and is wonderful added to salads when small.
Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgaris
Contains at least  30
Grower name  Richard watson
Price per packet  $4.00

Bean - Romaine Climber - 166RG

Details  A heritage bean of unknown origin. Good healthy climber with long green stringless pods. A heavy cropper with good taste as a fresh bean and also an exceptional dried bean.
Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgaris
Contains at least  approx 30
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
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Bean - Black Turtle - 197CMK

Bean - Black Turtle - 197CMK

Details  Black turtle beans are native to Mexico, used as a dry bean in lots of recipes.
soak beans 2-6 hours before planting, plant 5cm or 7cm deep in rows.
Maturity is 90 days.
Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgaris
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  Feb 2022
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00

Bean - Indian Hannah Bean - 80RW

Details  Indian Hannah is also known as Lenape Cutshort or Delaware Cutshort, this climbing bean produce good yields
Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgaris
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  Feb 2021
Storage Info  frozen stored
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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