The Ideal Snap
Many of my family members prefer Fortex over mature Tobacco Worm. But for me, the ideal snap will be more similar to Tobacco Worm as the pods are turning yellow - a snap filled with plump tasty shellies.
So if I could find the perfect snap, it would have a taste and texture similar to ripe Tobacco Worm. And it would hold those qualities until the pods are drying.
This bean would be early so I could start an early batch and start some more as late as early to mid July to enjoy in October. This is what I do with Fortex.
The vines should be robust to that they grow quickly in a cold and soggy June.
This ideal snap would not have strings. I actually enjoy stringing plump Tobacco Worm snaps. But the pods do tend to fall apart when cooked. So this snap would not have stings.
It would be nice if this snap was a greasy bean but not necessary. Bill Best says he has never seen a string free greasy bean.
And it would be nice if the mature pods would hold their quality for weeks. Similar to North Carolina Speckled Long Greasy Cutshort in that way. Although that does make it harder to save seeds. - Dick