55 days--(Also called Old Dutch Half Runner) Tender snap bean is a longtime Southern favorite! Plants are amazingly productive, although they reach only 24-36 inches, and may be grown without trellising. For snaps the pods should be picked at about 4 inches in length, at which size they usually contain very few strings; excellent for canning and freezing! Flavor is rich and very “beany.” Or use the plump, snow-white beans shelled or dried. This variety originated in Germany and was carried into the Dutch Fork region of South Carolina by early settlers.