FALL OR OCTOBER BEANS:At one time most people of the Southern Appalachians grew at least one variety of fall beans, sometimes called October beans. There are not as many now as there were at one time, but they can still be found in many families. A few are bush beans with tough hulls and used only as shelly or dry beans. However, the majority are climbing beans with tender hulls. Most Appalachian heirloom beans are climbing beans and have strings, the only exceptions I know about being a fewclimbing fall beans which are stringless.
Bush Fall Bean
One of only two bush beans we have, this fall bean from Eastern Kentucky is light yellow with red streaks. It is very flavorful as a shelly bean and can also be eaten as a dried bean. It is tough hulled and not suitable as a green bean.
Cream Colored Fall Bean
Grown in many Eastern Kentucky gardens, this fall bean is a bush bean, both stringless and tender hulled. One packet per customer
Hazard Fall Bean
An excellent cream colored fall bean with red eyes
Noble Fall Bean
Close to extinction as recently as 2008, this fall bean is now back from the brink and we are offering packets of 25 seeds each to help growers get started with this outstanding bean. Taken from West Virginia to Oregon in 1898, this bean was grown for generations by the Noble Family but nearly became extinct a few years ago. One packet per customer
Roger Newsome Fall Bean
A red speckled, tender-hulled fall bean, this one is thought to have originated in Floyd County, Kentucky. It has excellent yields. One packet per customer