Heritage Dore Beans – Qc Seeds


An old French Canadian heirloom originally from the Cantin family of Quebec where it was grown for generations. The mustard colored seeds are used for delicious baked beans. Similar to Worchester Indian (Old Canada Bush Bean) which is one of the oldest types of beans except for the intense coloration of the seed. An early bean that dries beautifully on the plant and is easy to shell.

(Source: heritageharvestseeds.com)

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Heritage Dore Bean

  • 50 seeds
  • Open pollinated
  • Qc Heirloom
  • Distance between plants – 3-6″
  • Distance between rows – 18-24″
  • Full sun
  • Water every 2-3 days
  • Days to maturity – 70-90 days
  • Days to germination – 6-10 days
  • Height – 18-36″
  • Phaseolus Vulgaris
  • Germination rate – 70%

Sow: Direct seed after last frost

Harvest: After 90 days and the bean is brown and dry

Characterized as a universal bean, that is to say it does not seem to have a specific place of origin but it is: A vigorous, productive, ovoid-grain, dark yellow variety.  Other sources, such as the Annals of Flora and Pomona or the Journal of Gardens and Fields of 1838-1839, describe this bush vining variety as very early, or maturing after 70 days.  Here’s another Quebec vegetable that’s disappearing. This mustard colored seed was grown in Portneuf by the Cantin family for several generations. (Source Potager d’Antan.com)


Additional information

Weight 0.002 kg
Dimensions 8.255 × 0.3 × 11.43 cm