What are the pros? productive, delicious
What are the cons? nothing
Several years ago, I planted some Rattlesnake beans in two earthboxes with makeshift trellises. I was blown away by the growth, production and flavor of these beans. I didn't realize how long the vines get when I planted them, so mine climbed the supports quickly and over them. The trellises wound up being very thick with bean vines that produced steadily. The problem I had in the earthboxes is that the vines were so thick that wind would knock the containers over.
Mine did stop producing for a few weeks during the extreme heat, but started right up again when the temperatures dropped a little.
They were still pumping out beans when the first freeze did them in.
The streaks on the beans make them a little easier to spot for picking. We loved the taste of these beans and some of the younger beans were eaten raw in salads.
I'm planning to grow these again next year, but in the ground and let some mature for dry beans.
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