Bean Seeds

Our vast collection of beans has varieties suitable for all farmers and gardeners. We sell bush green bean seeds, yellow bean seeds, pole beans, lima bean seed, dried beans and fava beans: we offer them all for home gardening and sales for fresh markets. 

Fresh beans are easy to grow and highly nutritious, and the new introductions from bean seed breeders in the last few years provide wonderful color, exceptional yields and much needed disease resistance. Table quality now is at the top of the list of desirable characteristics, and the bean seed varieties we offer meet all of these consumer expectations.

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Bean Seeds

Average Seed Count: Bush Beans and Baby Lima Beans 200 per packet; 1,200/lb.Large Limas and Favas 40-50 per packet; 300-500/lb.

Bean Growing Guide

Beans prefer a well-drained soil of average fertility and a pH of 6.0 to 6.8. Because the seed is sensitive to cold temperatures, the soil should be at least 65-70°F. when planting. A three-year rotation is recommended to avoid many bean diseases. Sow bush type and baby lima beans every 2-3” at 1-2” depth. For these types, 1 lb. sows about 250 row feet; seeding rate is 80 lbs. per acre. Larger seeded limas and favas require greater spacing at 4” apart. 1 lb. sows about 150 row feet; seeding rate is 100 lbs. per acre. Most bean varieties germinate in 6-10 days under favorable conditions.

Find more information in our green bean growing guide

When soil has reached an acceptable planting temperature, there is no reason not to have fresh beans to offer all season long. Grow both yellow and green beans to add color to vegetable displays. Keep them fresh looking all day long by misting them with cold water occasionally. Consider some of the new high-quality filet beans for sales, as they are sure to impress your customers.Days to Maturity are approximate from direct seeding in the field and intended for variety comparison only.

If you want bean seeds to grow but may not know which kind to start with, we have several popular bean seeds among experienced growers. Some of our most popular beans include: