Common Bean Varieties
The common bean is one of the main food crops globally. Bush varieties reach 20-60cm while climbing (or “pole”) varieties reach up to 3m in height. Depending on the variety, common beans are grown for their green pods and/or mature, dry seeds.
‘Contender’ is grown mainly as a green bean but beans may be eaten dry. It takes 55 days to maturity with pods averaging 16cm in length. It is resistant to powdery mildew and bean mosaic virus.
‘Tio Canela’ is a small, red-seeded variety, harvested as a dry bean at 4-5 months after planting. This variety is noted for its resistance to bean golden yellow mosaic virus.