Return to the Beans, Peas & Other Legumes Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Gray lines on green beans

Posted by julieanogg none (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 13, 13 at 19:54

I recently started noticing gray lines on my green beans. I've looked everywhere on the web but I can't find anything. Anyone know what it might be?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Gray lines on green beans

I have grey lines too, and don't know what they're from! I can't tell from your pic if they are the same as mine or not. My pic is from a bean that is covered in them, but I also have many beans with just a few of the lines. They do not wash off. They are only skin deep (when I cut into the beans, you can't see anything wrong on the inside). Does anyone know what these are?

RE: Gray lines on green beans

What varieties are they
There are a few varieties such as rattlesnake and cascade giant that have grayiish streaks that eventialy turn purple

RE: Gray lines on green beans

I get occasional lines on my snaps that look somewhat like faint scars. I don't know for sure but I have speculated that they actually are scars. If the wind is strong, the occasional pod will get knocked against something that causes a little damage, but because snaps grow so fast, the damage will keep happening to a slightly different spot almost minute by minute, so you end up with a line of lightly damaged tissue.

That's my guess. They don't grow so fast that I stick around to watch the beans grow LOL.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Beans, Peas & Other Legumes Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here