Varieties of Garden Beans
There is a wide variety of beans (often called Snap beans). Listed below,
are some of the most popular varieties:
Blue Lake Bush - One of the most popular varieties of bush beans.
Mouth watering pods grow 6 inches long. Good fresh, canned, or frozen.
Blue Lake Stringless Pole - Pole beans are great for a clean bean
with an extended harvest period. Beans are dark green, smooth, with round
pods that are tender and meaty. Provide plants with something to climb.
Burpee's Stringless - Tender, crisp, and stringless pods. Ideal fresh,
or for canning.
Earliserve - This bush variety is a winner in taste tests, with a
full, rich flavor. Stringless 4 inch pods are excellent fresh, canned, or
Gold Rush Yellow Wax - This bean is 5 1/4 inches long. The yellow
wax pod is straight and hangs in clusters for easy picking. Very popular
with home gardeners. Freezes well.
Gourmet Green Bush - here's a stringless bean with great taste. Try
growing this flavorful, 4 to 4 1/2 inch bean in a container on your deck.
Henderson Baby Lima - This small lima bean has a smooth and buttery
flavor. It can be eaten fresh or dried, and is great for freezing or canning.
Kentucky Wonder Wax Pole - This is an old fashioned heirloom variety.
Beans are 6 to 9 inches long, slightly curved, golden yellow pods with brown
seeds. Prolific producer of stringless, meaty pods.
Lima Bean, Fordhook 242 Bush - This is a favorite variety with
many home gardeners. It is tolerant to hot, dry weather. It is tasty fresh,
canned or frozen.
Livingston Sure Crop - Many who have tried this, call it the best
bean for both home gardeners and professionals. High yield of 4 to 4 1/2
inch, crisp and tender pods, with a rich flavor..
Pencil Pod Black Wax - This stringless, yellow wax bean is long and
round with black seeds. It is excellent fresh, frozen or canned.
Roma Bush II - Flat, broad and smooth pods grow on an upright, bushy
plant. High yields of tender, flavorful stringless pods.
Royal Burgundy - Novel, purple, 5 - 5 1/2 inch bean pods turn green
when cooked. Excellent fresh or frozen.
Scarlet Runner Bean - This is known as an annual flowering vine to
most gardeners. But, the young, tender beans are also edible.
Slenderette Bush - Smooth, stringless 5 inch, dark green pods hold
small, white beans. Tis variety is delicious steamed, stir-fried or blanched.
Soybean - Edible soybeans are increasing in popularity for their high
nutrition and protein. Can be eaten hot or cold. Try some in your garden
Tenderette - This bean variety is a top performer. Super rich flavor
and excellent pod quality. Bears over a longer period of time than other
beans. Stringless, straight pods with white beans are perfect for fresh eating,
freezing or canning.
Top Crop Bush - Developed specifically for home gardens. A meaty,
tasty bean, on upright, early and productive plants.
White Half Runner Mountaineer - This plant is known or its early maturity
and heavy yield. Five inch pods are light green, round and tender, with a
sweet flavor. This plants can be grown on a trellis, or as a bush bean.
How to Grow Garden Beans
Bean Trivia -
interesting bean facts and trivia
Beans Day - beans get a special day of recognition
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