Bean, Nora Baudette's Baking (Organic)

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Quick facts

  • Rare
  • Super productive
  • Easy to grow
  • Heirloom

Phaseolus vulgaris

95 days to dry, Bush bean.  We loved this bean and think you will, too!  A family heirloom grown by Nora Scott in Minnesota, this bean is easy to grow, adaptable, and produces a lot of food in a small space.  Plump, round white beans, easy to harvest when dry.

A bit of its story:  We got this variety from the Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook.  About its history they write:  "Nora Scott grew this bush bean on her farm in Baudette, Minnesota, for more than 60 years after obtaining it from her mother, Ragne Lauritson. Nora’s granddaughter, Crystal Mathisrud, recalls her grandmother and great-grandmother mixing the beans (good as both a dry and shelling bean) with a bit of bacon and molasses to produce baked beans that were in high demand at community and family gatherings for generations."  -Source:  Seed Savers Exchange

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 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.