Bean database?

phantom_white(6)February 11, 2011

Is there a database of beans on the web anywhere? I love Tatiana's Tomato site and it would be awesome if I could find a site like that for beans... it's a pain going back and forth between sites looking for info on the varieties that I have. I've looked online, but the sites I stumble across might have a handful of varieties- usually just descriptions but no pics or history.

Thanks

Abby

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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Cornell University's Vegetables for Gardeners has quite a bit of info on some varieties.

Here is a link that might be useful: Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

    Bookmark   February 11, 2011 at 1:02PM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

...also Heritage Harvest Seed has pics and info on quite a few heirloom beans.

Here is a link that might be useful: Heritage Harvest Seed

    Bookmark   February 11, 2011 at 1:51PM
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farmerdill

Plantfiles has every bean known to me.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2011 at 2:32PM
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phantom_white(6)

I had not seen the Cornell site. Thanks for the link. I checked Heritage last night and they've got a lot of beans I'd never heard of- those orange and black seeded ones really got my attention.
I've used PF before, but for some reason it started only letting me search 10 times a day then kicked me off.

Abby

    Bookmark   February 11, 2011 at 8:30PM
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farmerdill

Don't use the search function; Just select beans, then you can read either all beans or by alphabet. All 2836 of them

    Bookmark   February 11, 2011 at 9:03PM
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jimster(z7a MA)

Purcell Mountain Farms has nice photos of many dried beans together with descriptions and recipes.

Jim

Here is a link that might be useful: Purcell Mountain Farms

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 8:24AM
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thisisme(az9b)

I like the prices at Purcell Mountain Farms but they sell beans for eating. They don't include simple important things like if the bean is Bush or Pole.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 3:32PM
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jimster(z7a MA)

The Rancho Gordo Store is another which sells a number of "heirloom" beans for cooking. Not so many as Purcell Mountain but they may have something you would like at $5.50 per pound.

Jim

Here is a link that might be useful: Rancho Gordo Store

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 1:45PM
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jimster(z7a MA)

Deleting duplicate post.

This post was edited by jimster on Sun, Feb 10, 13 at 13:48

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 1:46PM
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hemnancy(z8 PNW)

I enjoy looking at Rodger Winn's site for photos of the beans he grows. He sells limited seed, but also provides seed for the Sample Seed Shop.

http://www.sampleseeds.com/?page_id=3725

They have photos of some beans and plants.

Sandhill Preservation also has an extended list but no photos.

http://www.sandhillpreservation.com/catalog/bean.html

Nancy

Here is a link that might be useful: Rodger Winn's beans

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 5:37PM
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brightmeadow

Hi: I would like to add Russ Crow's website to this listing:

http://www.abeancollectorswindow.com/index.html

Shirley

    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 12:05AM
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jimster(z7a MA)

Clickable link to Russ Crow's Web Site.

Here is a link that might be useful: Russ Crow's Web Site

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 9:36AM
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zeedman Zone 5 Wisconsin

The Seeds of Diversity seed library has an extensive listing of beans, but the descriptions are kind of hit or miss... it depends upon whether SoDC members have written one. The good thing, though, is that it often lists commercial sources within Canada for heirloom beans.

I wish SSE would open up its Super Yearbook database to the public, minus the member info... it would be an invaluable resource.

Here is a link that might be useful: Seeds of Diversity seed library

    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 5:02PM
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