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Filet Beans

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by Deborah L. on December 05, 2006 07:35 AM
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?

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by markr on December 05, 2006 07:56 AM
are they the same as french beans?

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by Deborah L. on December 05, 2006 08:23 AM
Yes, I think so. They sure sound good from the descriptions.
I'm also wondering how people cook them.

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by markr on December 05, 2006 08:44 AM
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

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by glenda on December 08, 2006 02:47 AM
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.

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by Deborah L. on December 08, 2006 09:30 AM
Thanks, Glenda !
How did you cook the beans?

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by MrClint on December 08, 2006 11:41 AM
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.

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According to my calculations, the problem doesn't exist.
by Deborah L. on December 08, 2006 12:19 PM
Are bush beans the filet beans?
My peas never make it into the house-talk about utterly delicious-scarfed down on the spot !

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by MrClint on December 08, 2006 02:16 PM
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.

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According to my calculations, the problem doesn't exist.
by Deborah L. on December 09, 2006 01:51 AM
Thanks ! That's perfect ! Filet beans that will do OK in a barrel ! [thumb]

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by Bestofour on December 09, 2006 08:31 AM
Deborah, I plant blue lake. I cook them with a beef boullion cube. Yummy.

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