Whats your favorite variety of pole bean?
Whats your #1 favorite pole bean. For the most part I have bean growing "purple" pole beans for the last 10 years. Not sure if there is another name for them. We get them from Gurneys seed catalog. Everybody seems to like them. They are easy to spot/pick. Taste good. They are "stringless". If they get too big sometimes there is a string but at that size they normally get pitched anyway as we like them smaller. No time or desire to deal with shelling. Just curious if I am missing something here. Why would anyone plant string beans vs stringless beans? Something to keep the kids busy? Do you think the flavor is that much better to warrent the hassle? Btw, just out of curiosity, I have set up some rebar this year to see how tall mine can get. The rebars tied together are about 16' tall. May extend that somehow...Had a slow start this spring but right now they are 8'. No flowering yet.