Best flavor green bean for CANNING ?

doiturselfer(8)January 28, 2012

Hi all,

Yep, seed time is here, and wondering if any of you are gourmet bean eaters who can your produce!

I canned beans last year, and am generally happy with the results. Used a bit older beans and their texture is just fine.

I'm detecting a slight bitterness, though, or maybe an off-flavor, and it made me wonder if it's the variety, or my water, or just the nature of canning under pressure. I thought it would be worthwhile to ask of you if there is a particular tried and true variety that you've found that performs well for canning, in terms of flavor.

Thanks ! Seed time is coming and I'd like to be prepared !

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zeedman Zone 5 Wisconsin

The pole variety "Emerite" is the best I've tried. Very firm, sweet, and completely stringless even when large.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 12:18AM
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I'll second Emerite, but will add these as further possibilities.

Kentucky Wonder
Blue Marbut
Black Seeded Blue Lake

You didn't mention whether you prefer pole or bush beans.



    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 4:12AM
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Greasy Beans are good too.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 6:09PM
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Thanks, all. I'm in Canada, and so don't have access to all the varieties you name, but I AM able to get Emerite, so I will try that one this year. Many thanks !

    Bookmark   February 16, 2012 at 8:19PM
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