Single Packet of 230 Seeds
The Slenderette Bean is not a crop that the casual farmer or consumer knows by this name, but instead we all commonly call it the "green bean". It is a no-string, slender, gourmet kind of bean. It is oftentimes used in French cuisine for its' crunch and full flavor.
Columbus and other European explorers introduced this variety of Bush Bean to their countries, eventually spreading to the rest of Europe and later on, all over the world. Slenderette was developed in the 1980s by Stavely and Steinke of Rutgers University. They bred it to withstand disease such as rust.
Height and Characteristics:
Slenderette Beans typically grow up to 18-20 inches. These beans are fast maturing and typically germinate within 6-10 days. Their full maturity happens in 55-60 days. The bean often times is an unexpected surprise whenever the pods are opened due to its' white coloring. The name slenderette stems from its' outwards slim qualities.
The Slenderette bean should become a staple in your local garden. They will add a fresh, crunch to your variety of fresh crops! As you come to the end of your growing season, and you still want to save the rest of your crop, just follow this simple advice:
- Let the beans dry completely on the vine (they will probably be light brown in color)
- Shake the pod, and make sure you hear the beans rattling inside
- Remove the seeds that are left in the pod and let them dry completely
- After you have done this, store the beans in a cool, dry place and enjoy for up to a year!