Seneca Cornstalk beans (Colorado River Bean)


Extremely productive climbing dry bean, this beige and deep red speckled seed is a delight in the on your plate.  Small seed that is very tasty and versatile for the recipes in the kitchen that will not disappoint any gardener willing to try a new bean in their garden.  Seeds given to me by Stephen McComber Mohawk Seed saver from Kahnawake.

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Seneca Cornstalk Beans

(Colorado River Beans, Mayflower beans & Amish Knuttle)

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

Grown on the farm, this Seneca pole bean came to us from Stephen McComber, Kahnawake(Silverbear Arts). Small red and white beans are great in soups and salads.  This is bean is originally the Seneca Cornstalk bean and has been renamed multiple times by many settler communities.

Sow: Direct seed after last frost

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

Seeds produced : Le Noyau farms


Additional information

Weight 0.002 kg
Dimensions 8.255 × 0.3 × 11.43 cm


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