The varieties here are for Bean Club members.
You can become a member simply by ordering
any of these seeds. Thereafter we will send
you an annual members' newsletter every winter
to keep you up to date with the varieties
available for you to grow. We will also tell
you about any new ones we will be trialling.
We prefer to send this by email so please
send us your email address or put it on the
Main Catalogue contains only Organic Seed. This
extra list shows beans that we grow ourselves
but do not get them certified as organic although
they are grown in the same way as our organic
seeds. Please contact us if you wish to find
out about our production. Please request seed
below at the same time as any requirements from
the Main Catalogue using the same Order Form
or by emailing us. Some of the varieties on
offer below are available in limited quantities
so PLEASE GIVE US ALTERNATIVES YOU
WOULD BE HAPPY WITH. There are growing
intructions on each packet.
WE ARE OUT OF A VARIETY, WE WILL SEND YOU THE
NEAREST TO YOUR CHOICES UNLESS YOU SPECIFY OTHERWISE.
Please order only
one pack per variety (you may order any number
of varieties!) and do grow on some of your plants
for saving some of your own seed for the following
year! See our webpages
on growing beans and peas at www.beansandherbs.co.uk/beanpeacultivate
and on saving your own seeds at www.beansandherbs.co.uk/beans
You may notice that we now grow mainly climbing
beans rather than dwarf varieties. So many people
have small gardens which have limited space
so we advise growing a climber to get more beans
for the space taken up. It takes a little bit
longer to get to the harvest stage, but the
reward is greater!
Our harvest is ready in November each year. The
list below will change every November from one
year to the next depending on what varieties we
decide to grow out. We have to offer these on
a first-come-first-served basis as we have limited
stock. If you put our website into your Favourites
and check the list as it changes in the autumn,
you can best ensure you obtain the bean seeds
BEANS AND PEAS
SUGGESTED DONATION £1.75
are not year-on-year suppliers of the heritage
bean seeds on this list. We only send out these
varieties on the understanding that some plants
will be grown out for seed-saving for your future
seed-stock, and, when you have plenty of saved
seed, to give seed away to friends and ask them
to do the same. This way these will not become
extinct. Easy to do! See our webpages www.beansandherbs.co.uk/beans
instructions on each packet
flat golden pods. Lots of them. Melt in the mouth.
horticultural (shelling out) bean . Eat fresh
shelled or dry the large bean seeds for later
use. Attractive maroon mottling. AVAILABLE
maturing - worth waiting for. Excellent flavour.
Black seeded variety. AVAILABLE
prolific. Quite late maturing. Mottled pods. Aka
HARICOT DES PAYSANNES
harvest of purple bean pods. Top performer!
pods and really large harvest. AVAILABLE
of green pods. Polish variety. Great bean.
long pencil shaped green beans. Prolific.
mottled pods. Lovely bean. Lots of pods.
red striped pods. For pod stage and for shelling.
harvest of beans for eating at the pod stage and
for shelling out. Dark purple pods with some mottling.
Delightful pink seeds.
green pods. Prolific cropper. One of our favourite
two-coloured seeds - white/pink-speckled. Good
for pods or drying. AVAILABLE NOVEMBER
flat pods and lots of them. Very tender and succulent.
TRAIL OF TEARS
black seeds. Slim purple pods. AVAILABLE
with superb flavour. Quite late maturing but worth
waiting for. AVAILABLE
purple pods and lots of them.
plump drying bean with mottled seeds. Good fat
pods and a pleasure to shell out.
long slender pencil shaped green beans. AVAILABLE
purple pods. Large harvest. Shelling only. AVAILABLE
striped black and white striped seeds. Large mottled
pods. Good for pods/shelling.
pods and lots of them.
flat green pods slightly curved. Large tan seeds
delicious in winter casseroles. Does well in hot
dry conditions. AVAILABLE
red striped pods. Shelling only.
purple pods. Good for shelling only. AVAILABLE
pods. Medium length. Very delicious bean.
maturing with a deliciously rich sweet flavour.
Flat green wide pods 20cm long . Stringless. Stays
tender for long periods. White seeded variety.
reliable bean for late season. Many pods.
bean for all round performance. Large mid green
pods. Delicious with delicate flavour as green
bean, or large pink/tan seeds for shelling out
fresh and cooking, or leaving to dry for winter
purple pods. Tan seeds. Good harvest.
good purple type. Long attractive beans of good
flavour. Slightly curled seed. AVAILABLE
bean with stunning markings. Pick when young and
Earth kind of bean to feed everyone. Quite late.
prolific bean. Early harvest. Purple pods. AVAILABLE
TOP O' THE POLE
straight up fast. Great green bean. Prolific.
seeds large and round. Late harvest prolific.
and white striped seed. Pods also striped. Delicate
round seed grey striped with purple. Quite late
maturing but lots of slightly striped pods.
brown seeds. Large harvest.
pods for eating, or beautiful maroon seeds for
WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING FOR SALE AT £ 1.75
growing purple type with pencil pods that can
be harvested over many weeks. Good flavour. Pods
26cm in length.
vigorous. Best for polytunnels. Long thin beans
like green spaghetti. Very tasty and stringless.
Mid to late season. Pick at 30cm for best flavour
large pencil shaped green pods.
sought-after bean. Lots of people talk about it
and have not been able to find a supplier. Now
we have it! High quality gold bean with tender
stringless flat yellow pods, 27cm in length. Long
seeded variety. Quick to form beanpods. Pods are
long, round and stringless. Superb flavour. Long
out and eat as ‘peas’ or leave to
dry for winter casseroles or soup. Half white,
half maroon seeds.
decorative bean. Start under glass end April/beginning
May and plant out as soon as no danger of frost.
Can grow up to 2m. Pods flat, blunt and slightly
curved, about 10cm long. Young pods are cooked
and eaten whole, or left for shelling out fresh,
Growing instructions on each
variety of Dwarf French Bean is an intermediate
type - it produces its purple pods at the top
of each plant, above the foliage. Pods keep clean
as they are well above soil level. Suitable for
later plantings. Superb flavour.
instructions on each packet
variety with top quality beans. Attractive red
and white flowers.
old white-flowered variety. Long tender beans
over a long period. Seeds can be left to swell
as 'butter beans', or dried for winter.
flowered variety with excellent flavour. Slender,
smooth, fleshy, stringless pods . 30cm long pods.
Good pod set even in hot weather.
mix of 3 dwarf varieties suitable for open planting
or in containers. Attractive red, white and salmon
flowers . Slim stringless 20cm runner beans. Early
instructions on each packet
mangetout pea with very attractive winged pods.
Pick young and tender pods for eating whole.
If there is a bean variety you are looking
for, please feel free to ask us as we have
a large number of varieties in our collection
and will try to help.