Rare, hardy and high-yielding variety. Once grown by Iroquoian people. The plant can reach up to 2 m in height, and has white and purple flowers. The pods can be eaten when still young as green beans.
Its name, skunk, refers to the gorgeous black and white marks characteristic of the beans. They can also, although more rarely, be entirely black. Their flat-shape is reminiscent of lima beans. Once fully ripe, they are ideal for soups. We have tried them for baked beans (fèves au lard) and they are delicious mixed with some Kahnawake Mohawk beans.
This bean was rediscovered by Chester in Vermont and saved by Gail Flagg from Fort Kent, Maine (U.S.).
Ideal for the Three Sisters, to be grown with the Canada Crookneck squash.
Package: 25 seeds
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Latin name : Phaseolus vulgaris var. ‘skunk‘
Common names :Chester Bean, Flagg Bean
French : Haricot moufette, haricot grimpant
Family : Fabaceae
Plant type : Annual
Habit: Climbing variety
Height : Roughly 2 m
Width : Roughly 0.2 m
Days to maturity : 50-60 days for green beans, 90 days for dry beans.
Sowing : Direct outside, after the last frost
Depth : 2 cm
Germination : 5 – 10 days
Soil : Any
Exposure : Full sun
Plant spacing : About 8 cm
Row spacing : 30 – 40 cm
Watering : Once the seeds have sprouted, make sure the seedlings have plenty of water until the first true leaves appear.
Care and other considerations : Refrain from handling or weeding when the plants are wet to avoid the spread of disease.
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High-yielding yellow bush bean. Can withstand comparison with the Beurre de Rocquencourt. Delicious long yellow pods with black seeds. Can be eaten when young and tender or as a dry bean. Very productive over a long period of time, the more you pick the more it will give you beans.
This old variety comes from Sainte-Hélène, Kamouraska County, where it has been cultivated since time immemorial by Rollande Labrie (born in 1923) and her family. We are proud to offer it and ensure its preservation.
Wax bean originally comes from Algeria. Under the name Algiers Bean, it made its appearance in France in the 1840s. From then on, the French selected and developed many yellow wax beans with black seeds. The most famous one is the Beurre de Rocquencourt, named after a town near Versailles.Package: 30-35 seeds
Old dwarf cultivar from Beauce, Quebec. Its green pods are covered with purple stripes. It can be eaten as green or dry beans. According to many, they're the best choice to make baked beans (fèves au lard). However, Boucher Family bean fans disagree. The solution? Mix 'em both!
Beauce territory was originally occupied by the Iroquoian Nation of the Saint-Lawrence. It is therefore a possibility that this bean comes from a variety that they were growing. With the arrival of the first Colonizers many trades happened, among which beans were handed to the newcomers. With this gift, they then continued selection over many years to create different varieties.
This variety, Thibodeau du comté Beauce, was found by Mr Marc Warsha. He was given the seeds by Mr Martin Roy from St-Zacharie, in Beauce. The cultivation of this bean had been carried for 4 generations, starting with the great-great-grandmother of Martin Roy, as far as we can trace back.
The name, Thibodeau du comté Beauce, was first listed in the Seed of Diversity catalogue in 2003.
Package: 30 seeds