Best Pole Bean for area

greenpondgardenApril 23, 2013

I have in past years always grown Louisiana Purple Pods and have had decent luck. This year I would like to try something different. Any idea's for a good pole bean for central Alabama?

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madabouteu(8A - central Alabama)

I have had good luck with Rattlesnakes, which in my opinion have great taste also. Romano pole peans also have great taste with good disease resistance but I had big problems with Bean Roller, the larval stage of the Long-Tailed Skipper - they left the Rattlesnake vines alone.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 7:21AM
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Have you tried Blue Lake? I've read a few people in north Alabama having luck with them. Are the Rattlesnake stringless?

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 8:11AM
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madabouteu(8A - central Alabama)

I have never tried Blue Lake, though I see them recommended in boks and such. I consider Rattlesnakes virtually stringless - they have a bit of string, but not a great deal. As I snap them, there will be a bit of it on each segment that I strip off, but it's not very tough. Have I confused you enough? :-)

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 8:29AM
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ive been growing blue lake for tasting green bean out there imo.the only problem i ever had was one time i planted in a little too much clay.they didnt like that at all

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 9:48PM
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