These beans are often called snap beans and are excellent when the pods are steamed or boiled. Purple podded bush beans such as Royalty Purple Pod turn green when steamed. Many of the varieties in this category are excellent for freezing, canned, or pickling. Provider and Tendergreen are two of the best for this purpose. Black Valentine is legendary for its delicious taste.
All of our heirloom snap bean seed varieties are natural, untreated, non hybrid, open pollinated, non GMO seeds. We have over 800 varieties of rare and endangered heirloom vegetable, flower, herb and grain seeds. Heritage Harvest Seed is a Canadian seed company with the largest selection of heirloom seeds in Canada.