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Greasy Grits Bean

         
 
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Pole, 90 days. A popular old Appalachian and Mountain folk heirloom that used to be common in much of the Midwest and South, but now is very rare. It gets the name because its pods are smoother and shinier than other beans, giving it a “greasy” appearance. Pods are harvested small and used like other green beans, or you can allow to dry for a brown soup bean that is easy to shell. Highly productive vines.
 
Greasy Grits Bean
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 10
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

90.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jonib
Location:
Bixby, MO, United States
Date:
August 3, 2016
          2.0
 
Disappointing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Nothing to like

What are the cons? see review

Review:

Unimpressive bean. They are stringy even after being stringed. The flavor is meh. The pods are paper thin and narrow. Not meaty at all. I've picked these beans at all growth stages and at any stage they are unimpressive. What aggravates me is I devoted several bales and trellises to these beans because the reviews were so glowing. (I am a straw bale gardener). I will not be planting these ever again. I devoted fewer bales to Landreth bush beans and they were so fantastic that I wish I would have planted more. Landreth is one of the best beans I have ever eaten. Next year, the only beans I will plant are Landreth and another bush variety from Baker Creek. Sorry Baker Creek, I hate having to post a bad review because everything else I've planted from BC has been exceptional.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
turkey craw
Location:
waynesville, OH, United States
Date:
June 14, 2016
          5.0
 
love these beans
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? taste

What are the cons? none

Review:

I have turkey craw greasy beans that I purchase in Gate City Va 3 years ago and have been growing, canning and saving seeds each year. Last year I showed my grandchildren how to string the beans on cotton thread and hang them in the garage, then last Christmas we had those shuck beans on the table. Those kids ate all the beans that were in the bowl. There just ain't nothin' like them. I dry and shell out 1 quart of beans for seed each year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MassOrganic
Location:
Northampton, MA, United States
Date:
November 16, 2015
          5.0
 
Unstoppable
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Hardy, hugely productive

What are the cons? Have to string 'em

Review:

I didn't realize when i first bought these that they had that wonderful flavor of my Grandma's green beans in the Midwest: I'm almost sure she must have grown then now, and canned them (they were absolutely delicious that way). They are incredibly flavorful and productive, really delicious beans that have an almost buttery flavor when cooked for a long time. I came on to buy them again and had to write a review about my last experience: they were really my top crop two years ago when I grew them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
BillBB
Location:
Fredericksburg, VA, United States
Date:
August 17, 2015
          5.0
 
First time out for this bean
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? High yield

What are the cons? 90-day? More like 75 day.

Review:

I erred in waiting a bit too long for the first harvest. Of two ~ 10-ft rows, about 60% of one row's beans were too mature to pick for canning; in the other row, >75% were too mature. But that's OK, I'll allow them to dry on the vine, although both rows are still producing young beans. A third row, about 15-feet long, planted about 3 weeks after the first two, yielded a huge quantity of young beans and only young beans--all those will go for canning. I am 100% satisfied with this bean. Admittedly, this is a *string* bean that, at least, for canning purposes probably ought to get stringed. Nonetheless, I'll take string any day particularly given the high yield and the eating quality. Further, in our area, stink bugs damage much produce. But as a pole bean, I saw bug damage only on the lowest beans and not all of them. Bug-proof? Probably not but close.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Obie1Kanobe
Location:
Zone 7 Piedmont of NC, NC, United States
Date:
August 9, 2015
          5.0
 
Good yields in mid90 heat
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Very flavorful by themselves

What are the cons? I didn't plant enough

Review:

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.)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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