Broad beans are easily grown from seed. Yields and quality are cultivar dependent.
- Aquadulce (T+M, SU) – A mid-season type with excellent yields
- Broad Bean Express (NOR, T+M) – Good yields, variable pod size, difficult to remove pods
- Masterpiece Green Longpod (SU, T+M) – Early, good yields, long pods, variable pod size, vigorous plants make harvest difficult
- Witkiem (WDM, SU) – Early, with large, full pods
Visit the 2006 Vegetable Cultivar and Cultural Trials for the most current broad bean trials.
- Butterbean (J) – Good stand, yield, color and taste
- Envy (J) – Good stand and yield, light green pods, early maturing
Visit the 2012 Vegetable Cultivar and Cultural Trials for the most current edamame bean trials.
- Montano (WDM) – A later maturing type with excellent yields
- Nash (PARK) – Good yield, long pods
- Provider (J, VE, WDM) – An early cultivar with good yields
- Renegade (WCS) – Attractive dark green pods, slightly curved, excellent stand, easy to harvest
- Stayton (RO) – Early maturing, good yield of thin pods
- Strike (ST, T+T, NOR, WCS) – A mid-season cultivar with good yields and good holding ability in the field
- Tema (SIE, SW) – By last harvest pods large and soft
- True Blue (REI) – Exceptionally high yields but plants are brittle
Visit the 2008 Vegetable Cultivar and Cultural Trials for the most current green bean trials.
- Eureka (SIE, SW, WCS) – Is early and high yielding with small tender pods
- Gold Rush (VE, NOR, WDM)
- Gold Mine (ST, VE) – Early green tipped pods, easy to pick nice color
Visit the 2001 Vegetable Cultivar and Cultural Trials for the most current yellow bean trials.