Dolloff Beans


These cute, almost lima shaped beans need a trellis to grow or they will crawl all over the ground.  The pods are large with 5-6 beans inside.  They take the whole season to grow but will provide you with an abundance of seeds when fully grown.  Abenaki heritage bean from Vermont, this bean is perfectly suited for Quebec as long as you get it in the ground in early May.


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Dolloff Beans

  • 30 seeds
  • Open pollinated
  • Heirloom
  • Determinate
  • Distance between plants – 3-6″
  • Distance between rows – 2′
  • Full sun
  • Water every 2-3 days
  • Days to maturity – 90-100 days
  • Days to germination – 6-10 days
  • Height – 5-8′
  • Phaseolus Vulgaris
  • Germination rate – 80%

Grown on the farm, this early drying Abenaki pole bean is from Fred Wiseman and the Seeds of Renewal project, Vermont. Tastes like the pinto bean and dries fast.

Sow: Direct seed after last frost

Harvest: After 90-100 days and the bean is brown and dry

The following description is from Great Lake Staple Seeds and is the best historical depiction we have found besides the heirloom information from Fred Wiseman.  “Dolloff beans are the named after of Ray Dolloff  from Burke Hollow, VT. West Burke resident Hattie Gray recalled walking as a child with her mother in the 1920’s to get seed from Roy to plant in their garden. She grew Dolloff beans for 60 years, famously sharing them at church suppers as baked beans. In 1985 seed was gifted to Leigh and Phillip Hurley who then circulated it in the wider Seed Savers Exchange Seed Exchange Network. Our stock came from Vermont seed saver Sylvia Davatz.”


Additional information

Weight 0.002 kg
Dimensions 8.255 × 0.3 × 11.43 cm


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