Looking for Maine Beans

bon100(5)May 1, 2009

Im looking the following beans. They are grown widely in Maine, but I cannot find any seed here in CT. My ancesters were all from Maine, and I'd like to be able to grow some of their traditional beans. These beans were used primarily for baked beans (bean-hole-beans).

Marifax Bean

Soldier Bean

Maine Yellow Eye Bean

If anyone has any of these beans and would like to trade, I have many, many types of vegetable seeds and would be happy to trade for some bean seed.

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rdback(Z6 VA)

I don't have these particular beans, but Fedco Seed in Waterville, ME carries Marbell and Soldier. They did carry Yellow Eye, but replaced it a few years ago with Kenearly. Might be worth a look.

Good luck


Here is a link that might be useful: Fedco Seed search

    Bookmark   May 1, 2009 at 2:46PM
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jimster(z7a MA)

Soldier Beans and Yellow Eyes are usually available at the supermarkets here. E-mail an address and I will send some.


    Bookmark   May 1, 2009 at 7:57PM
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Thank you both, I will look into FEDCO seeds.
Do beans from the grocery store germintate well?

    Bookmark   May 1, 2009 at 9:25PM
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I went to FEDCO and was able to order some Marifax beans. Whohoo! I can't wait to plant them.
Thanks, Rick

    Bookmark   May 1, 2009 at 10:45PM
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jimster(z7a MA)

"Do beans from the grocery store germintate well?"

Normally they do. I'll test these and let you know.


    Bookmark   May 1, 2009 at 11:32PM
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