Black Valentine ~ Gorgeous black bean that dates back to the 1800s, although it is a dual purpose bean for both snap and dried, we will use it for our dried bean plantings this year. Even though its shell is shiny, it cooks up quickly.
Calypso ~ One of the all-time best for baking and soups! Also known as Orca or Ying Yang for its contrasting black and white colors with a dotted eye. When cooked, beans double in size and retain their distinctive coloring. Well-loved by bean aficionados for its creamy rich texture and striking color.
Dragon's Tongue ~ Our favorite bean, because it's a triple threat. Can be used as a snap, fresh shell or dried bean. This famous Duch heirloom has imcomparable flavor. Very popular with chefs and gourmets. We are growing it this year for all three uses.
Jacob's Cattle ~ An old-time bean from the New England states, the white and maroon-mottled beans have long been a staple for baking and soups. This early, bush variety is also good as a snap bean.
Kenearly Yellow Eye ~ A favorite throughout the Northeast for baked beans and hearty winter soups. Beans hold their shape when cooked, or can be blended down into a rich and creamy base.
Lina Sisco's Bird Egg ~ An unbelievably aromatic and plump bean, its skin splits open to reveal a creamy, almost potato-like texture. Lina Cisco's Bird Egg bean is equally delicious boiled, seasoned and topped with cornbread as it is roasted, salted and served as an appetizer.
Painted Pony ~ Heiloom from Mexico that maintains it's lovely markings when cooked. It's rich and nutty flavor is perfect for any slow-cooked bean dishes.
Silver Cloud Cannelloni ~ Prized as cooking beans for their smooth, meaty texture and a dense, nutty flavor. Often used in soups, this is the classic Minestrone bean. Silver Cloud was bred by Washington State University as an improvement over the much loved heirloom.
Vermont Cranberry Bean ~ An incredible Vermont heirloom variety that can be used as a snap, shell or dry bean. We’ll be growing it as a dried bean. Maroon colored beans are decorated with darker red, cranberry markings. This variety dates back to the 1800s, and its rich flavor is unsurpassed.