What are the pros? Very flavorful by themselves
What are the cons? I didn't plant enough
Most days here from June to now (mid-August) have been in the mid-90's. These are very good at setting beans and fully pollinating them in this heat. (My other 6 varieties have lots of flowers but few beans and many pods aren't fully pollinated.
We've had very little rain so I have been watering them every few days.
If you like old fashioned shelly beans cooked with ham and new potatoes, these are the beans you want.
Let the pods mature until the individual beans are well defined in the pods and are almost touching.
The pods are somewhat tough but about an hour or so of cooking will take care of that. To eat the pods, pick before the pods get pink streaks in them--then the pods get really tough.
Thse have a lot more flavor than Blue Lake or Kentucky Blue Pole, which are my main crop. (Although, those cook in a lot less time.)
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