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What are these blue butterbeans?

Posted by tigereducator 8 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 22, 11 at 20:02

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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RE: What are these blue butterbeans?

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RE: What are these blue butterbeans?

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".


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RE: What are these blue butterbeans?

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

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


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RE: What are these blue butterbeans?

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


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