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Old March 4, 2018   #1
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Default Good poke bean variety

I’m looking for a suggestion for a good poke bean variety, particularly one that has no string. I’m trying maximize space and the pole beams I grew last year we’re stringy.


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I’m looking for a suggestion for a good poke bean variety, particularly one that has no string. I’m trying maximize space and the pole beams I grew last year we’re stringy.


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Old March 8, 2018   #3
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I'm not good enough with pole beans to talk you into a particular variety, as I am still in the experimenting phase myself, always on the lookout for a better one.

But...couldn't resist sharing a link to a great website that I have purchased seeds from in the past. They have an enormous variety of pole beans, and keep scrolling and you'll find they have tomato and bush bean seeds as well. Shipping is reasonable, prices are fair for such a wide selection of hard-to-find heirloom varieties.

I've purchased some pole and crowder seeds and they were pretty much 100% germination and grew true to form.

Their page titles Appalachian Heirloom Beans:
http://www.wrightsdaylily.com/beans.html

Have fun with it! I love this site.
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Old March 8, 2018   #4
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My all time favorite is Fortex. Great flavor, even when a foot long and fat, tender with crunch, productive, stringless.


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Old March 8, 2018   #5
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Fortex for me too.
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Old March 8, 2018   #6
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I have to go with Fortex too. Great producer and great flavor! Beautiful long beans too. We've grown several varieties over the years and always come back to these.
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I initially thought this was about Poke, like PokeSalad,
Even googled 'Poke Bean', haha.

Fortex and Emerite are my go-to every year.

Trying Limka, Seychelles and Carminat this year as well.
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Old March 8, 2018   #8
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Another vote for Fortex...Hands down the best I've grown.
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Old March 10, 2018   #9
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My all time favorite is Hilda (sometimes spelled Helda). Always grow it every year.
I also like Rattlesnake, Algarve, Kew Blue and Mennonite Pole.
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Old March 11, 2018   #10
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Well my taste buds are a tway bit different. I'm not a fortex guy. Reminds me of store bought green beans. That being said, I'm going to be in the minority. Lots and I mean, LOTS of people love fortex. I'm a Greasy bean guy, so Doyce Chambers & Ruth Bible gets my pick.

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Jeminez, Garrafal Oro, Lazy Housewife (round seeded), Flamingo, Kwintus, Aunt Mary's Meat, Zelma Zesta (raw, in salads), and my favorite Super Marconi, just to name a few.
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last several years I've been growing Fortex as well, but this year I've decided to try some different varieties for comparison so I'll be growing Auntie Wilder, Sultan's Green Crescent, and Seychelles.
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Fortex is excellent if picked tiny, 4-5 inches. Does so well in colder climates.

Not looking for big volume as I grow so many varieties.

Looking forward to a few new ones myself, like Seychelles.
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Thanks all - looks like I will be growing Fortex for sure and possibly another variety.
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Just wondering why no one has mentioned the flat Italian type beans or Kentucky wonder.

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