Mayflower Bean

Mayflower Bean



  • 4 oz
  • Pole bean
  • Square white seeds speckled with rose
  • Delicious flavor despite strings
  • Excellent as a dry bean
  • Snap or dry bean
  • 100 days


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This is what we use in our greenhouses and outdoor gardens


Item Details

Mayflower Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris ‘Mayflower’): (aka Amish Knuttle) Cutshort-type bean packed with small square seeds that are white speckled with rose. Prized for delicious flavor despite strings. Also excellent as a dry bean. Pole habit, snap or dry, 100 days.

Learn to Grow Mayflower Bean

Instructions – Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest snap beans frequently for increased yields. Leave some pods on the vine and harvest when completely mature for dry beans.

Planting Benefits:

  1. Heirloom Variety: The Mayflower bean is an heirloom variety, maintaining biodiversity and providing a connection to the past.
  2. Climbing Habit: This is a pole variety, making it suitable for vertical gardening.
  3. High-Yielding: They are known to produce a large number of pods, ensuring a good harvest.
  4. Drought Tolerant: This variety is known for its tolerance of drought conditions.
  5. Adaptable: Mayflower beans can adapt well to different climatic and soil conditions.


Health Benefits:

  1. Protein-Rich: Mayflower beans are a good source of plant-based protein, necessary for growth and repair in the body.
  2. Dietary Fiber: These beans are rich in dietary fiber, aiding in digestion and helping to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
  3. Iron-Rich: Mayflower beans are a good source of iron, a nutrient necessary for optimal blood health.
  4. Rich in Vitamins: They contain numerous essential vitamins, including B vitamins, which support various bodily functions.
  5. Low in Fat: These beans are low in fat, making them a healthy addition to any diet.


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