Eastern Black Wax Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) Also known as the Pencil Pod Black Wax bean, this is a highly productive and old time favourite bush bean. Introduced by Calvin Keeney in 1900. Produces 5-7” golden coloured pods with black seeds on bushy, vigorous plants. Good resistance to rust and mosaic virus. This isa fantastic all-purpose bean for eating fresh, canning, or freezing.