PENCIL POD GOLDEN WAX BEAN (Phaseolus vulgaris) is an heirloom first introduced in 1900. Excellent quality, stringless pods are 5–7" long with very good wax bean flavor. Good for freezing or canning. Vigorous plants are 15–20" tall. Bush habit, 50–65 days. 25 Seeds.
COOKING TIP: All beans contain a toxin that can be irritating to the stomach if not removed, but red kidney beans contains this toxin to the largest degree. That is why when preparing to cook, you should first remove the toxins by parboiling for 10 minutes and then double rinsing before preparing further. This will not remove the vitamins and will ensure no one gets ill (especially if using a slow cooker which doesn't hit sufficient temperatures to neutralize the toxin). This will also reduce flatulence for those susceptible.
GROWING TIP: All beans and peas are legumes and benefit from "inoculating" with rhizobacteria. These bacteria do the work of taking gaseous nitrogen from the air and "fixing" or concentrating it in pink root nodules which then slough off, adding nitrogen to the soil in a form other plants can take up as a nutrient. Inoculating your beans and peas will increase germination, and the health of your plants, helping them growing large roots and thus healthier plants. Growing pole beans with corn provides an extra shot of nitrogen to the corn, a wonderful natural symbiotic relationship that the Native Americans understood very well. You will see a big difference in overall results. Healthy legumes should also be turned under the soil when production ends as they are excellent green manure for your next crops. HappyDaysRHere4Me