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I am looking for Aztec Red kidney bean seeds. Didn't order enough, and can't locate any now, unfortunately. Must be Non-Hybrid. ANY help would be greatly appreciated. Gotta get it in the ground ASAP.

-- Bill (, May 14, 1999


Two of my favored sources for seed: Seeds of Change

The Ark Institute

-- Greg Lawrence (, May 15, 1999.

A terrific source of REASONABLY priced non-hybrid seed that won't cost you a small fortune is Redwood City Seed Co. They have been in business since 1971. They even have coffee and tobacco seed Didn't see , but they do have BEAN Frijol Rojo and BEAN Black Mexican

-- marsh (, May 15, 1999.

Hey Bill--

Just got my victory garden collection today. I searched locally for a reputable source for non-hybrid seeds and was pleased to find a great source near by.

I didn't receive Aztec kidney beans, but I looked in the catalog and found "Montcalm" 105 day bean. Descriptive words Unsurpassed eating quality : non-sprawling; very productive;

Cannellini 85 day bean Desc.words: Italy's best dry bean: rich; meaty; small white; authentic minestrone; bush

If you would like further info email me and I'll get the info to you for you review.

-- unspun@lright (, May 15, 1999.


The vast majority of beans for shelling or drying are non-hybrid. The source I have used for years is Vermont Bean Seed Company. Always get good germination and the product more closely resembles the description. Best wishes.


-- Z1X4Y7 (, May 15, 1999.

Hi Bill (and you other bean people!), please see today's post re GardenWeb. Even if you've found your beans, you'll like the site.

-- Old Git (, May 15, 1999.

Thanks for the suggestions. All of the companies I checked didn't have them, except for Vermont Bean Seed co (have to call them).

-- BIll (, May 15, 1999.

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In the Northwest you can contact Territorial Seed Co. Cottage Grove, Or.

-- unspun@lright (, May 15, 1999.


I checked my Vermont B&S catalogue. They no longer list that variety. I saw them this year but I don't remember where. I get so many catalogues [maybe 40 different suppliers]. If I get time I will look for you and repost.


-- Z1X4Y7 (, May 15, 1999.

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