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#80751 December 5th, 2006 at 07:35 AM
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Does anyone grow the green beans called filet beans?
I want to try them this spring. Hafta be in a big tub, and would do OK, but what about the taste? As good as the catalogs say?

#80752 December 5th, 2006 at 07:56 AM
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are they the same as french beans?

#80753 December 5th, 2006 at 08:23 AM
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Yes, I think so. They sure sound good from the descriptions.
I'm also wondering how people cook them.

#80754 December 5th, 2006 at 08:44 AM
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they are good, and they crop realy well.
i find they crop best if you pick the beans every other day.
i think i prefer them to runner beans.
also try to pick a stringless type

#80755 December 8th, 2006 at 02:47 AM
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HI Deborah wavey I grew some in large tubs, and supported them with a wig wam of canes. very succesfully. OH! Im still doing that research.

#80756 December 8th, 2006 at 09:30 AM
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Thanks, Glenda !
How did you cook the beans?

#80757 December 8th, 2006 at 11:41 AM
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I would point you right toward bush beans if you are cramped for space. Trust me, there is nothing easier than a bush bean plant. It's hard to believe how many snap beans you can harvest from bush bean plants shoe-horned into blank spots in the planters and garden. Being able to plant about 9 per square foot makes shoe-horn the right word! smile

This past year I planted royal burgandy and they hardly ever made it into the house! The kids and I were eating them right off the vine like crunchy candy. Blue lake and contender are good green snap bush beans that I can recommend as well.

#80758 December 8th, 2006 at 12:19 PM
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Are bush beans the filet beans?
My peas never make it into the house-talk about utterly delicious-scarfed down on the spot !

#80759 December 8th, 2006 at 02:16 PM
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Oops, I should have said, "I don't know of filet beans, but I would point you right toward bush beans if you are cramped for space."

That said, there are filet bush beans available.

#80760 December 9th, 2006 at 01:51 AM
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Thanks ! That's perfect ! Filet beans that will do OK in a barrel ! thumbup

#80761 December 9th, 2006 at 08:31 AM
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Deborah, I plant blue lake. I cook them with a beef boullion cube. Yummy.


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