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Looking for Maine Beans

Posted by bon100 5 (My Page) on
Fri, May 1, 09 at 13:10

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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RE: Looking for Maine Beans

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

RE: Looking for Maine Beans

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


RE: Looking for Maine Beans

Thank you both, I will look into FEDCO seeds.
Do beans from the grocery store germintate well?

RE: Looking for Maine Beans

I went to FEDCO and was able to order some Marifax beans. Whohoo! I can't wait to plant them.
Thanks, Rick

RE: Looking for Maine Beans

"Do beans from the grocery store germintate well?"

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


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