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Phaseolus vulgaris
  • Annual
  • Full Sun
  • Germination Tested November 15, 2023: 100%
  • Approximately 20 seeds per packet
Regular price $5.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $5.00 CAD
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These beautiful beans are very rare! We believe we are only one of two suppliers in North America. They are grown by my friend Jenelle of Nanoose Creek Farmhouse. The colour of these beans is stunning. They are a light grey/pink with a dusting of light purple flecks, with larger deep purple flecks on top. The "eye" of these beans is stark white surrounded by a ring of deep purple. Photos don't do these beans justice! This variety is a must for any bean collector.

These beans grow on semi-bush plants, which climb a little bit, so provide a low trellis or stakes. Can be eaten at the green bean stage, or let the pods dry down and collect the dried beans for use in soups and stews in the winter.

We can't find much info about this bean other than the description from Russ Crow's 'A Bean Collector's Window':
"Semi-Runner/Dry. 90+ days to first dry pods. Early, beautiful and productive. This bean should develop runners and want to climb however it keeps growing here for me as a bush variety, and reported growing as a bush from another grower that I have sent it to. The seed looks better in person than in a photo. Heavy pod set. A European variety obtained from a grower in Belgium in 2018 who obtained it from a grower in Croatia"

Growing Instructions

Direct sow 1" deep mid-May to late July in southwest BC after all danger of frost has passed about 4" apart. Provide a low trellis or poles for the short vines to grow up. Harvest the green beans when young, or wait until the pods dry down for dry beans. Can be grown in containers.

Shipping & Returns

We ship seeds within Canada for a flat fee of $6, United States for $25, and internationally for $25*. Live plants and bulbs can only be shipped within Canada.


Shipping in Canada 

We ship seeds in Canada via regular letter mail, which is an untracked service, and usually takes 1-2 weeks to arrive. Larger bulbs and plants are sent via tracked flat rate box.


Shipping to the US

We ship all US orders by tracked packet and they usually take two weeks to arrive.

According to the USDA, most seeds require an import permit to be brought into the US and the permit is free and useable for multiple orders/years. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". In our experience shipping seeds over several years, most small orders will make it across the border without issues, but occasionally they will be held at US Customs. 

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held or confiscated by US customs.


Shipping Internationally

International orders are usually shipped via untracked packet. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held of confiscated by customs.

International shipping countries include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom


If you have any issues with the quality of your order, please contact us within 60 days and we will make it right!

*Shipping fees are in Canadian dollars. 

Ecologically Grown

Seeds are grown ecologically without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

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