Blog post: BEANS: The Perfect Pole Bean

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Name: Frank Mosher
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Feb 27, 2018 1:00 PM CST
I have grown a lot of beans in my day, mostly "French Filet", and always Pole Beans. Now that I am starting to age to the extent, that I would rather not have to kneel down to pick beans but favour instead, "GREAT" pole beans, and I found them! Been growing pole beans for years, my favourite has always been, "Emerite" and "Carminat". Both available in the US and Canada. I have a square pole bean pen, 6' x 10' and 6 ft' high. I just put in leaning bamboo poles. (Even though the property is fenced in, the odd deer does get in!) Anyway, whatever your bean favourites, you may want to check these out: Note: These are not "Shell Beans" or "Snap Beans"- they are the tenderest pole beans you will ever come in contact with, and they grow about 10-12" long. The Difference: "Emerite": Long thin round pods, just an excellent taste, as long as 10". However, if they get "old" on the vine, they are no good. Just save the seeds for the next year. "Carminat" on the other hand, long thin round pods, first off, is Purple, (they turn dark green when steamed or boiled) and grows as long as 12" or longer. Very easy to see against the green foliage AND, even when "old", they are not "Stringy" but just as excellent if freshly picked. Honestly! Both are very heavy bearing! Cheers!

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