Painted Pony Bean


  • Organic
  • Excellent dual purpose bean
  • Snap or dry bean
  • Bush bean
  • Stingless pods when young

Item Details

A great dual purpose bean. Long thin pods are stringless and good for snap beans. The dry beans are excellent for soups and retain their markings when cooked. Very productive. Bush habit, 60 days for snaps, 80 days for dry beans. ±1,100 seeds/lb.

Learn to Grow Painted Pony Bean

Direct Seed: 2" Apart

Seed Depth: 1"

Rows Apart: 36-48"

Light: Full Sun

HVO Seeds Package

HVO packages our seeds in custom-made foil packets to keep moisture out and extend the seed life. Some of our Foil Packets have a zip-lock seal to maintain freshness. We also insert a silica gel anti-moisture packet in each foil packet.

Growing Media



Try to plant during a warm, dry spell.  Soil must be warm-if it is not warm enough, seeds will rot



Avoid planting in soil that stays consistently damp or wet.   Beans typically need warm soil of 65° or higher. Grows best in full sun. Regular harvesting of the young pods will ensure a greater yield.




55- days for green snap beans.  85-90 days for dry beans.




 Low water requirements at planting-moisten soil for germination, medium at flowering, and then heavy through harvest.



Harvest fresh snap beans when they are tender and sweet, about 4-7 inches long. Check bean plants every few days, green beans grow quickly. Picking your beans encourages more flowering, which increases bean production.


Days to Maturity

55- days for green snap beans. 85-90 days for dry beans. Watering: Low water requirements at planting-moisten soil for germination, medium at flowering, and then heavy through harvest. 



When your bean plants have withered, don’t pull up the entire plant! Cut the plant at soil level and leave the roots in the ground to fertilize the soil for next season.



Fresh beans last 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator. Painted Pony bush beans can be eaten fresh or left on the plant until the beans are light brown and dry to be harvested as dried beans.




Incredibly rich in their nutritional value, pulses are small but densely packed with proteins – double that found in wheat and three times that of rice. Unlike animal food sources of protein such as beef or milk, pulses do not contain residues of hormones or antibiotics used in animal production



It is high in antioxidant levels that reduce the risk of chronic diseases. The antioxidants help in neutralizing harmful molecules. They prevent heat-related stroke. The anti-inflammatory antioxidant in the beans prevents you against high body temperatures and thirst.

Amazing Recipes of Painted Pony Beans (Coming Soon)

Greenhouse to Your House

There’s nothing better than a pot of perfectly cooked beans. I used San Franciscano beans for this batch of Instant Pot Painted Pony Bean, 


Every week, with few exceptions, I cook a big pot of beans to add to dishes throughout the week – mostly


Instant Pot Cowboy Beans truly are the best kind of comfort food, I can’t get enough of them and my boys demolished several bowlfuls in one sitting!


Wallace Condon from “Small Potatoes” farm gave me the painted pony bean seeds at the Eco-Farm seed exchange.

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