What are the pros? Productive
What are the cons? Rather bland
I had maybe 15 vines of these and a 10 foot trellis. They easily conquered the trellis, and were super productive for me. Like...15 vines producing 1-2 lbs of beans each over the summer. They were pretty too, and the hummingbirds liked the flowers, which were also large and very pretty.
Alas, they just weren't that tasty. I'd take any standard issue bush or pole bean over these any day. There was flavor, but it was a bit bland, and what flavor there was wasn't great. Even grocery store green beans would have won in a taste test with ease. My S.O. agreed whole heartedly. And maybe that's my problem...maybe I expect them to be like my other "green beans," when they're clearly something different. Fortunately, we had a friend who liked them, so we didn't waste many (although I wonder what eating 20 lbs of beans in a couple months did to his GI tract?)
I guess they just weren't for me.
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