What are the pros? prolific
What are the cons? taste is blah. Beans are tough
True that this plant is prolific, but if the pods get large they are stringy and tough. Not my favorite bean. I am surprised at the description which states that they are stringless, because that's not true with mine. When they get to the size in the photo, the bean definitely develops strings that peel away when the stem end is snapped off for cooking. Otherwise, they get stuck in your teeth. Picked young, they might be better, but I prefer a large bean on the plate, or for dipping in a sauce. The flavor is just sort of blah, not really beany nor sweet. I had to cook them in chicken broth to give them some flavor, while I usually prefer a quick steam. I will admit that soil & weather conditions definitely contribute to flavor, so I might try these again some day. But I definitely prefer the sweet red runner beans, so they'll probably win when it comes to deciding garden space for next year.
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