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Discover Real Green Beans

By Barbara Pleasant
Experience the exceptional taste of garden-fresh green beans.
On any day of the year, you may find two types of fresh green beans at your local supermarket. The ones with round pods will be labeled “snap beans,” and those with flat pods will be sold as “pole beans.” With rare exceptions, these are poor excuses for green beans.
‘Royal Burgandy’ is a round-podded wax bean that bears purple pods, which turn green when cooked.
Photo by DAVID CAVAGNARO
 

Discover Real Green Beans

By Barbara Pleasant

Experience the exceptional taste of garden-fresh green beans.

On any day of the year, you may find two types of fresh green beans at your local supermarket. The ones with round pods will be labeled “snap beans,” and those with flat pods will be sold as “pole beans.” With rare exceptions, these are poor excuses for green beans.

‘Royal Burgandy’ is a round-podded wax bean that bears purple pods, which turn green when cooked.

Photo by DAVID CAVAGNARO

 

  • 6 December 2013
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