Bean Lohrey Natural Salt | Vegetable Seeds
Bean Climbing Lohrey’s Natural Salt Vegetable Seeds
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Bean Climbing Lohrey’s Natural Salt Vegetable Seeds


  • Excludes TAS & NZ shipping.
  • Rare, Australian heirloom variety.
  • Beautiful dried and fresh.
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BEAN CLIMBING ‘Lohrey’s Natural Salt’

Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Grown since the early 1900s by the Lohrey family in NW Tasmania. It is also called Lohreys Zebra, Lohreys Special, and Lowry’s Natural Salt (as it reputedly has a naturally salty flavor). Pods are slightly flattened and stringless. Green pods have a purple stripe down their seam then turn yellow with a red blush and/or streaks as they mature. Easily shelled when dry, with 5 to 7 seeds per pod. Freshly-shelled seeds are white and navy blue, drying into light brown with black stripes. This is a great dual-purpose bean that can be used as green beans or dried.

Plant Type: Annual climbing bean

Plant Height: Grows to 2 – 3 m; requires a trellis

Sow When:

  • Temperate Subtropical: Spring to early summer
  • Tropical: All year if frost-free; avoid Dec-Jan


  • 4 – 10 days
  • Depth: 5 cm deep

Position: Full sun

Sow Where: Direct into the garden bed

Soil Type: Fertile, well-drained, pH 6.2 – 7

Spacing: 10 – 15 cm apart at the base of a trellis

Harvest: 70 days: pick daily, early in the morning for the best flavor

Additional information

Weight N/A

Packet, 25 grams, 100 grams, 250 grams

Product Specifications

  • No chemical treatment.
  • Non-GMO.
  • Open pollinated.
  • Botanical name: Phaseolus vulgaris.
  • Variety: Lohrey’s Natural Salt.
  • Seeds per gram: Approx. 2 – 4.
  • We do not ship to NZ or Tasmania due to quarantine restrictions.