string in wax beans

bfreeman_sunset20(Ca 9b vta co)February 8, 2007

Do bush wax beans have a more prominant string the green? I noticed so far all the burpee hybrid varieties Ive tried seem stringy unless maybe when very young. Any favorite varieties? Thanks

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardenlad(6b KY)

Just a coincidence is all.

Although there are both stringed and stringless varieties of both, there are, proportionately, more older varieties with strings than not. But there are so many fewer varieties of wax beans, and so few of them are "modern", that it appears more of them have strings.

Just for the record, and despite what Burpee may say in order to discourage you from saving seed, there are no hybrid beans. At least no common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), which includes all the wax- and green- beans

    Bookmark   February 8, 2007 at 9:11AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bfreeman_sunset20(Ca 9b vta co)

You are so right, thank you, great to know about the hybrids. I looked at burpees site, and they dont say hybrid. I had just assumed because almost everything there is hybrid. A packet of beans doesnt get that far, so good to know I can save the seeds. Something I really need to get into.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2007 at 12:28PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
My first full beans
I will be harvesting full beans for the first time...
Genetics of Phaseolus lunatus
I really enjoy some of the colorful pole limas, but...
seed germinate
Got some blackened pea seed in the bulk section a the...
Marvel of Venice
I'd like to try a couple of plants of the yellow pole...
Stringless pole bean?
Hello, I would like to find a good pole bean that has...
Sponsored Products
Exotic Truffle Collection 32 Pieces
$85.00 | Horchow
Contempo Rectangular: 5 Ft. 3 In. x 7 Ft. 6 In. Rug
$369.60 | Bellacor
Cafe 10-Bulb String Lights
Cost Plus World Market
Voluspa Mokara Candlepot
$19.50 | FRONTGATE
Bean Mortise Entrance Set
Signature Hardware
Ace Bayou X Rocker No Sound Ottoman - Black / Orange - 150901
$129.98 | Hayneedle
Daisy Rock Debutante Comet Short Scale Electric Guitar - Platinum Sparkle Multic
$159.99 | Hayneedle
Peter Rabbit Platter Set
$12.99 | zulily
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™