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byulasfjazz
Aug 17, 2016 7:20 PM CST
A couple weeks back I asked what plant this was. Most replies said wait until the flowers produce. Well here is whats growing. Green bean?
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Aug 17, 2016 8:05 PM CST
Lucky you!
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Name: Robyn
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robynanne
Aug 17, 2016 8:27 PM CST
Yep, looks like a plain green bean. I'm not talented enough to know exact breed. Maybe once it is mature and has real bean seeds in it, it will be more distinct?
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Newyorkrita
Aug 20, 2016 8:51 PM CST
Sure does look like a snap bean.
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Weedwhacker
Aug 20, 2016 9:39 PM CST
There is no way to tell what variety it is at this point; it may not even be a "snap bean," the young pods of beans normally used as dry beans are often fine to eat as "snap beans" but become fibrous and stringy pretty quickly. Even once the pods mature and dry it will likely be impossible to say for sure what the variety is.

All we really know is that it is a "common bean" (Phaseolus vulgaris). @byulasfjazz -- are the plants climbers or bush beans?
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Aug 21, 2016 9:40 AM CST
True, it may not be a fresh eating type. nodding
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Weedwhacker
Aug 21, 2016 1:28 PM CST
One way to find out... cook some up and try them!
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