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Mar 13, 2018 4:45 AM CST
Name: Tricia
South Carolina (Zone 8a)
I am so sick of disgusting store bought green beans. I am a novice at vegetable gardening but not growing in general. I would prefer flavor/quality over quantity. Planing on container gardening.
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Mar 13, 2018 8:37 AM CST
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Keeper of Poultry
I grow Jade green beans every year. Always happy with them fresh or frozen. Uniform color and size. Nothing fancy about them. I mostly saute or steam mine for eating. http://www.johnnyseeds.com/veg... Thumbs up
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Mar 13, 2018 12:22 PM CST
Name: Frank Mosher
Nova Scotia, Canada (Zone 6a)
Birds Region: Canadian Clematis Lilies Peonies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Tricia, welcome to the Forum. Just as a thought, generally speaking, certainly in the Restaurant trade, the "french filet" beans are considered to be the best. Straight, pencil round, and very, very tasty. If you are growing in containers, I would certainly recommend growing the best quality around. Here are some French Filet beans, available almost anywhere: "Maxibel" (green), "Borsalino" (yellow). Now I just noticed, that West Coast Seeds is offering "Mascotte", a green bean , AAS winner, particularly suited for Container/window box growing! If there is a fence/tree/structure in full sun anywhere near you, free from deer, you could put in two or three "Carminat" purple pole beans. They turn dark green when cooked. Just exceptionally tender, tasty, and never get "old" on the vine. And you don't have to bend over to pick them or have trouble finding them. Go for it, and good luck!
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Mar 13, 2018 1:08 PM CST
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level
Welcome Tricia. Twilley seeds http://twilleyseed.com/Home.ht... located in Hodges South Carolina caries Bonga, Mascotte, and Serengeti green French filet beans and Serin yellow wax. No experience with container growing. These beans are slimmer usually used at 1/4 inch diameter. For a more normal size bush snap bean Bronco and Valentino have performed well for me. Contender which is available at most local feed and seeds is very dependable. You have lots of choices. If you like Italian style beans Roma II is good. If you like color Royal Burgundy.
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Mar 13, 2018 3:11 PM CST
Name: Frank Mosher
Nova Scotia, Canada (Zone 6a)
Birds Region: Canadian Clematis Lilies Peonies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Roses Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2017
farmerdill: yes you are right, although I couldn't raise the bean entries on twilleyseed, I did Google your suggestions, and they are out there if one looks for them. Thanks.
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Mar 13, 2018 4:44 PM CST
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level
Yes there are lots varieties out there. Since Tricia is from South Carolina I pointed out a few varieties from a South Carolina vendor. If you had asked a like question I would have used Veseys. I have bought from both companies and been quite satisfied. I support local or regional where possible
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Mar 14, 2018 3:20 PM CST
Name: Deborah
Southern California (Zone 10a)
Rabbit Keeper
Frank, you made my day! I've never heard of Mascotte beans! Now I can have fresh green beans in my patio garden! Thank You! Hurray!
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