Hidatsa Red Bean

SKU: 1437-P50

Item Details

Also called Hidatsa Indian Red, this variety was originally grown by the Hidatsa tribe in the Missouri River Valley of North Dakota. In 1915, it was introduced to commerce in Oscar Will’s Pioneer Indian Collection of seeds. The dark-red seeds are reminiscent of kidney beans, and the productive, sprawling bush plants will climb to 3' if given support.

  • Conventional
  • Bush bean
  • Dry bean
  • Sprawling bush plants will climb to three feet if supported
  • Dark red seeds

This variety works for:

  • Baking
  • Soup

These beans liked to be cooked long and slow at low heat to keep their texture and flavor at it's peak. Try them in your favorite baked beans recipe!

You can add cooked beans to your 3 bean salad, curry, or pair them with yellow rice, garlic, and hot peppers for a spicy side dish.

Growing Instructions

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after 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.

  • Direct Seed: 2" Apart
  • Seed Depth: 1"
  • Rows Apart: 36-48"
  • Light: Full Sun

Ratings & Reviews

4 reviews

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POLE Beans


These are not bush beans, they grew over 6' tall but I caught it just in time to trellis them.

Very tasty!!!


We grew these 2 years ago and I have to say they were the BEST tasting beans ever! Only giving a 4 star because they were not nearly as prolific as other varieties. But, maybe because we are in zone 7 that has something to do with it?

Productive Pole


Zone 4b, metropolis heat-sink.

Along with another review, these are POLE beans, not bush. They're gonna need something to climb on to produce.

But, wow, do they produce. These easily give me the most beans per plant of any variety I have. And, on top of that, the beans are about the size of a fingernail and so fat they distort the shell.

I love them. Highly recommend growing these. Make sure they have as much sun as you can.

Nice hearty bean plant


First time buyer, really impressed, planted first set of beans, 100% germination with a simple 72 Jiffy seed starter. Within five days beans had germinated and grown 4". So far so good.