What are the pros? Very Prolific, Attractive
What are the cons? Unpredictably stringy
Grew this in 2012 (extreme heat and drought) and 2013 (heavy rain and average heat). Both years the plants grew vigorously and set beans heavily. However, the beans developed very irregularly. Small ones would sometimes be tender, sometimes stringy. Large ones were almost always stringy. To make things worse, the pods themselves seemed fibrous, so removing the strings did not make them palatable. The fibers also did not soften with cooking or canning.
Shame, because the blue-green leaves and purple pods are gorgeous, and the flavor is good.
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