Stringless Snap Beans

maupin(z6 So. IL)April 11, 2008

Every year I plant snap beans and they have strings. I just don't have the time to string the volume of beans I plant.

Can someone recommend a truly stringless pole snap bean with excellent flavor for fresh eating and freezing? Thanks.

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RuthieG__TX(z8 TX)

I love Rattlesnake... they are so prolific and so tasty.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2008 at 8:23PM
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zeedman Zone 5 Wisconsin

Almost any bean will develop strings, if not picked young. The "filet" beans develop strings more slowly than most, so if you can't harvest every day, they might be your best choice. "Fortex" and "Emerite" (pole) and "Nickel" or "Maxibel" (bush) are some varieties worth trying.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2008 at 10:35PM
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carolync1(z8/9 CA inland)

What kind of flavor do you like in beans? Some people like them sweet, others "beany" like Kentucky Wonder, others like the Romano beans. Maybe you could name some varieties you have liked for flavor.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2008 at 9:33AM
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i am trying the lazy house wife bean this year it is suppose to be stringless but i don't know.if anyone has grown this bean please tell me how it turned out.does it have a good flavor and how long are the vines.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2008 at 11:47AM
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maupin(z6 So. IL)

I settled for Blue Lake Pole.I find I don't like to grow Bush beans of any variety. THanks for all the ideas guys.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2008 at 11:33PM
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I am looking for a stringless bush bean in my aera some people called it Lazy Wife bean,tried Lazy Wife but it is no kin to what I want , the bean that I want has a round or oval seed and a very beany taste, it is also a bush bean. I have had this bean before but lost the seed.the folks that gave me the seed have passed away and I do not know the exact name or where I can get seed. anyone have any ideas. thanks

    Bookmark   January 22, 2011 at 5:50PM
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