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Purple Bush Beans

Posted by barbge 4 MN (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 9, 14 at 21:06

Velour filet or Amethyst? Thoughts or experience?

http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-8399-velour-filet-beans.aspx

http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-8697-amethyst.aspx


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RE: Purple Bush Beans

Depends on the product you want. Amethyst is a standard snap bean comparable to Royal Burgundy or Purple Queen.
Velour is a fillet bean, which means an extra slim pod smaller pod. If you want skinny beans, Velour will fit your needs.Like the regular size purple beans, they become green beans when cooked.


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RE: Purple Bush Beans

I'm not especially picky about snap vs filet. I'm looking more for taste and the more stringless the better.


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RE: Purple Bush Beans

There is a difference. The fillet beans must be picked young 1/8 to 1/4 inch in diameter. That is smaller than a common pencil. They do have a much shorter harvest window. They do get tough quickly. Both types (bush) are stringless when harvested at the appropriate stage.


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