My Italians/Uncle Steve's
My Italians on the left, Uncle Steve's on the right, more purple streaks as well as a few almost purple pods on Uncle Steve's.
Both these beans are really producing now, my italians were direct seeded in a protected bed earlier than the Uncle Steve's which I started in the greenhouse and planted out later but they have caught up to mine. Looks like Uncle Steve's are another great variety to grow in the PNW.
I did the raw bean taste test this morning, raw both had the same crispness but the Uncle Steve's have a sweetness that's missing in mine.
I'll cook some up later for another comparison but I have a feeling Uncle Steve is going to come out the winner.