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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:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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

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1 out of 1 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

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Doc
Location:
Alma, AR, United States
Date:
June 23, 2015
          5.0
 
Reminds me of my Grandma
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? No bugs, uniform.

What are the cons? None

Review:

These are your Granny's String Beans!!! Pole bean with good germination, loads of uniform 5 inch pods, and great taste. THEY DO HAVE STRINGS. Even if picked early, you WILL have to string them. Not hard though, just snap off the end and pull, then you will have plenty of beautiful, delicious, uniform whole green beans to eat as you please. Definitely worth the little effort it takes for a flavor you will not get in any steel can anywhere, ever!!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KittyBlue
Location:
springboro, OH, United States
Date:
March 6, 2015
          5.0
 
Love These Beans
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Good tasting, easy to grow

What are the cons? None!

Review:

Was very happy to find these beans for my Mom. She's in her nineties and had bean wanting greasy grit beans and I finally found some! They are a good tasting small brown speckled bean. Easy to grow and produce very well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Riverpotter
Location:
Dahlonega, GA
Date:
July 10, 2014
          5.0
 
huge yield
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow

What are the cons? tiny bit tougher than others

Review:

Just a few plants have yielded loads of beans! They are shorter and flatter than some varieties, and the skin is a tiny bit tougher, but overall a great pole bean! Taste great, and still can't get over how much they are producing...

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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