Types of Beans: A Poor Man’s Jewels

The story of the common bean takes us all over the world. Here, a seed explorer shares types of beans and how they arrived on our plates.

The showiest beans on earth: Joe Simcox started growing beans as a four-year-old, and has been collecting them since he was around 7. Beans are one of the world's most amazing crops, with perhaps tens of thousands of varieties.
Photo by Anthony B. Rodriquez