Miss Martha's Bean

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Quick facts

  • Old heirloom
  • Productive
  • Rare

Phaseolus vulgaris

95 days to dry, Pole bean. Dry bean.  This is a lovely copper-brown we are very excited to share.  We obtained this rare variety from the Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook.  They got it from Chris Downs of Alabama. Downs received seeds from an elderly lady and described it as an old-time variety been has been in the lady's family for many years.

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


Not rec.

6-17 d.





Direct sow 1” deep near a trellis after all danger of frost has passed. In row spacing is 3” with 8” between rows. Soaking seeds for 2-4 hours can hasten germination time. Planting with bean specific bacterial inoculum may help boost yields, especially if planting where beans have not grown before.

Seed specs: 1/2 oz., 40 min.