Seven Year Lima Phaseolus lunatus

The Seven-Year Lima is believed to have originated in Central America. The name comes from its ability to remain productive for several years. ECHO seeds originally came from the Asveldt Ranch in Mwenezi, Zimababwe where the Seven-year Lima is planted around houses and grows atop roofs of homes...

Tepary Bean Phaseolus acutifolius

The Tepary Bean is native to the arid regions of the southwestern United States. Today it is grown by the Hopi Indians and other indigenous groups.

(True Red) Cranberry Bean Phaseolus vulgaris

The True Red Cranberry Bean is deep red in color like a cranberry but the pod is ivory with red flecks. It is a pole bean that blossoms and sets pods over the course of a growing season. Beans from this species serve as a major protein source for humans. Cranberry Bean was first grown in...

Winged Bean Psophocarpus tetragonolobus

The Winged Bean's historical origin is uncertain. Many authors place the origin in the Papua New Guinea and Indonesian island regions where many genetic strains of Winged Bean exist. Winged Bean, also known as Asparagus Pea, is intensively cultivated in Burma and India, and it has been...

Runner Bean Phaseolus coccineus

Originating from from the highlands of Central America, Runner Bean is a promising crop for high-altitude areas of the tropics.  Large influorescences (branched flower clusters) and edible beans are produced on rapidly climbing vines 3-4 m (10-13 ft) long, which, in the absence of...