What are these blue butterbeans?

tigereducatorJune 22, 2011

Hi all - long time user, off and on the forums. I run a cooking blog and wanted to feature these butter beans I grew up eating - they turn blue when cooked. I don't remember my grandfather growing them on a pole, I believe they were bush beans. Can anyone help me? I have included two images. One before cooking and one after. Thanks!

http://www.pistachiohouse.com/?attachment_id=742

http://www.pistachiohouse.com/?attachment_id=745

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happyday(WI4a)

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    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 9:13PM
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zeedman Zone 5 Wisconsin

Black-seeded beans can be blue when harvested as ripe shellies. I've even grown a pole wax bean that had that color as a shelly (didn't try it cooked). My best guess for a blue shelly though, without seeing a photo, would be the heirloom pole variety "Blue Shackamaxon".

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 8:43AM
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tigereducator

Oops! Here are better links. I should have also put that I live in South Carolina.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14134078/IMG_9516.JPG
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14134078/IMG_9520.JPG

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 1:02PM
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farmerdill

Jackson's Wonder. Altho I describe the cooked color of green shellies as slate grey.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 3:08PM
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