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Author Topic: Can anybody recommend a stringless pole green bean?  (Read 911 times)
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« on: August 29, 2011, 07:26:18 PM »

I like the blue lakes 274 bush variety stringless green beans. I don't like bending over to pick them. Is there a stringless pole variety green bean similar to the blue lakes 274? I sure do like standing to pick green beans, but I don't like the time it takes to snap 2 ends and pull 2 strings from a mature bean. Gets to be a lot of work in a bushel basket of beans, you know!!!!!























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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011, 07:46:31 PM »

I like the blue lakes 274 bush variety stringless green beans. I don't like bending over to pick them. Is there a stringless pole variety green bean similar to the blue lakes 274? I sure do like standing to pick green beans, but I don't like the time it takes to snap 2 ends and pull 2 strings from a mature bean. Gets to be a lot of work in a bushel basket of beans, you know!!!!!

Hi John,

I planted Blue Lake pole beans this year and they did pretty well. They are string less, as long as they are picked when they just mature, and not left to get to big. I believe that Donald plants the Blue Lake poles as well and had great success with them.

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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2011, 06:51:00 AM »

The Blue Lake pole beans do well for me. Also...Kentucky Wonder poles beans...

...IF YOU PICK THEM SMALL...<6" or less are good also. Any bigger than that and they get very stringy.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2011, 06:59:50 PM »

gotta go along with everybody else, love the blue lakes.

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