Dry Beans - Pole Habit
Pole beans are perfect for the urban gardener or those wanting to grow more beans using less space. They typically take a few weeks longer to mature as compared to bush beans but are less susceptible to late-season mold, because the pods are not in contact with the soil. Varieties grow 6-8 feet tall and require trellising. Packets are 1 ounce.
Dry Pole Bean - Cherokee Trail of Tears (Certified Organic)
A small black bean. This seed was carried by the Cherokee during their forced relocation in the mid-19th century. Rich and flavorful, this bean is used with pride in many traditional Native American dishes. Later to mature than most of the others but unique. Grown organically but not certified.
Dry Pole Bean - Ely (Certified Organic)
Plump, deep red true-cranberry type bean that came to Whatcom County from Ely, Minnesota. Said to have been brought from Slovenia in a pocket by an immigrant ancestor. Great yields. Winner of Goshen Neighborhood Bean Taste Test. One of our earliest and most productive pole dry beans. Grown organically but not certified.
Pole Dry Bean - Pellegrini (Certified Organic)
aka Monachine. An heirloom from Italy, this is a very fine stringless fresh bean that is also delicious as a dried bean. Dried beans are small, round, brown and white beans. Angelo Pellegrini, an English Professor from the University of WA and a renowned culinary expert, grew these beans in Seattle for over 50 years.
Pole Dry Bean - Turkey Craw (Certified Organic)
A heritage variety from the southern states; small bean with beautiful tan flecks. Green beans have stringless pods. Dried beans are good as a baked bean, best cooked long and slow to retain their texture. Somewhat longer season but still matures in moderately warm parts of the Pacific Northwest.