What are the pros? Everything
What are the cons? Don't store long in the frig
Our summers are very hot and often dry. Most bush or pole beans stop producing when it's very hot.
I've read that long beans are related to cowpeas, not regular beans so they thrive in the heat.
Since I tried growing them, I plant a few every year.
They are terrific in stir-fries and one of our favorite ways to eat them is to heat them in a skillet with a little bit of toasted sesame oil and when they are nearly done, add some Bragg liquid amino and fresh ground pepper. We use the Bragg liquid amino instead of soy sauce, but soy sauce would give the same flavor.
A few beans is plenty for a meal and the vines usually set 2 or 3 beans at every node. I usually end up giving many away to neighbors because they don't store well in the refrigerator for more than a couple of days.
Last year, I stopped picking them and let many pods fill and dry on the vines. Some were saved to replant and the rest were eaten like cowpeas. Very good eats!
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