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Arikara Yellow bean seeds - Heirloom Untreated Open Pollinated

Arikara Yellow bean seeds - Heirloom Untreated Open Pollinated

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Care Guide

Directly sow beans outdoors after any danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. If you want fresh snap beans, harvest pods when green, if you also want dry beans for Winter, leaves some of the pods on the vine to dry naturally and then harvest for dry beans. Bush beans do not need trellising and create a branching plant of their own for support.

Uses for this Plant

Used mainly as a food staple, but can also be combined in the Three Sister's growing method to ensure nitrogen is deposited in specific areas of your garden.

Climate Adaptive Qualities

The Arikara bean is an heirloom passed down to all of us from Native peoples, named after the Arikara tribe of North Dakota. Legends recount that Native women used to carry beans in the hem of their skirts as the tribe moved from place to place. This legend helps us understand how highly prized these seeds were, and continue to be for our daily nutrition in different climates, especially in the face of change.

The beans appear yellow-tan when dried, but they take on a light brown hue when baked. They boast a dense, meaty texture and have a mellow flavor. They can be used for baking and are drought tolerant with high yields.

☂ Annual Bush bean
☂ Maturity: 80-90 days
☂ Germination: 8-10 days
☂ Planting depth: 2"
☂ Spacing: 36-48"
☂ Light: Full Sun

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Our seeds are hand-packed in small batches so it is easy for everyone to try heirlooms and, honestly, because maybe they are precious packages and spreading gardens is important. 

Our Mission


We sell small batches because we think it's important to try a bunch
of different types of plants in your garden, and in your climate,
to see what is beneficial.

Our seeds are harvested fresh every Fall when we make small batches to sell. We also source fresh seeds for the year from local farmers, seed banks, and non-gmo organically grown suppliers.

• Non-GMO
• USA grown
• Open-pollinated
• Untreated (no fungicides, pesticides, herbicides, etc.)
• Tested to meet the highest germination standards



We offer Flat Rate shipping on our seeds of $1.50 in a stamped envelope. We offer no refunds on packages sent this way, but have experienced no problems.

There is an option to add tracking for a Flat Rate (up to 20 packets) of $3.95

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