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Greasy Grits Bean

         
 
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This heritage bean is so popular in Kentucky that in some areas the term greasy grits has been dropped because it's almost the only bean being grown. It demands a higher price at market and sells out quickly. The beans were bred over the years in the Appalachian areas and are very common in much of the Midwest and South.

It gets the name because its pods are smoother and shinier than other beans, giving it a “greasy” appearance. The beans are good tasting, small, brown-speckled beans, easy to grow and produce very well. The “Savoring Kentucky” website says “their bumpy straight green looks, their tender, slightly chewy texture, and their umami meaty/nutty flavor should warrant them a moniker like "Cheerful Perky Happiness Beans."

Greasy Grits are pole beans with 90+ days to maturity. Like many heirloom beans, you must remove the string and then simmer for at least 25-90 minutes. As they cook, they “shrug off” their pods, but the beans and pods are equally as delicious with a nice chew. Kentucky food expert Ronni Lundy in her book Butter Beans to Blackberries, claims that green beans which have strings taste better. We at Baker Creek would have to agree!

 
Greasy Grits Bean
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 13
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

92.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
tootsie
Location:
Greenfield, OH, United States
Date:
July 21, 2017
          5.0
 
Greasy bean
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Only thing we'll eat.

What are the cons? no dislikes.

Review:

The best bean to eat.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
garden gal 33
Location:
dunnsville, VA, United States
Date:
May 17, 2017
          5.0
 
greasy grits green beans
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? love them worth the strings

What are the cons? strings

Review:

I fell in love with greasy grits, i love them . they are worth enduring the strings

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Diane
Location:
Grandin, FL, United States
Date:
March 20, 2017
          5.0
 
Tasty
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Lots of bean pods/plant!

What are the cons? none

Review:

This pole bean had a ton of pods per plant. The beans were very tasty.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jonib
Location:
Bixby, MO, United States
Date:
August 3, 2016
          2.0
 
Disappointing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Nothing to like

What are the cons? see review

Review:

Unimpressive bean. They are stringy even after being stringed. The flavor is meh. The pods are paper thin and narrow. Not meaty at all. I've picked these beans at all growth stages and at any stage they are unimpressive. What aggravates me is I devoted several bales and trellises to these beans because the reviews were so glowing. (I am a straw bale gardener). I will not be planting these ever again. I devoted fewer bales to Landreth bush beans and they were so fantastic that I wish I would have planted more. Landreth is one of the best beans I have ever eaten. Next year, the only beans I will plant are Landreth and another bush variety from Baker Creek. Sorry Baker Creek, I hate having to post a bad review because everything else I've planted from BC has been exceptional.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
turkey craw
Location:
waynesville, OH, United States
Date:
June 14, 2016
          5.0
 
love these beans
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? taste

What are the cons? none

Review:

I have turkey craw greasy beans that I purchase in Gate City Va 3 years ago and have been growing, canning and saving seeds each year. Last year I showed my grandchildren how to string the beans on cotton thread and hang them in the garage, then last Christmas we had those shuck beans on the table. Those kids ate all the beans that were in the bowl. There just ain't nothin' like them. I dry and shell out 1 quart of beans for seed each year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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