Return to the Beans, Peas & Other Legumes Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Please help me find some Dade pole beans

Posted by ncredbird 6 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 7, 12 at 12:33

I have a 90 year old gardening mentor. We were discussing pole beans this morning and he told me that his absolute favorite is a variety called Dade, but that he hasn't had or been able to find any in years. He is past the point of laboring in a garden so I share mine with him and was hoping to be able to surprise him with some of his favorites. Heirloom Seeds is sold out and I was wondering if anyone had any they could spare or knows of a source. We don't need many. Please contact with information. Thanks, Ann in TN

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Please help me find some Dade pole beans

The only other place I could find that has them is ars-grin. Unfortunately, they are a bit difficult to get seed from.

Fyi, the heirloom seed mentioned is Bill Best at


RE: Please help me find some Dade pole beans

Dade is also my favorite pole bean. I can spare a few seeds to those who would help spread them. ncredbird, I just sent you an e-mail.

RE: Please help me find some Dade pole beans

Thanks to everyone who has responded. I have found my supply for this year and providing that the weather is favorable should have a good number of Dade beans to share for next year. My friend said that the company that originally sold them was sold years ago and that it has become harder and harder to find them. I can still find great reviews about them on the web but the number of available sources is extremely limited. Always great when you can keep the heirlooms going! Share and save. Ann in TN

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Beans, Peas & Other Legumes Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here