Known as wax beans, they are delicious fresh from the garden, and are great for canning and freezing.
Keep soil moist but not soggy, and avoid watering the foliage. Beans produce their own nitrogen, and fertilizer is not needed if planted in rich soil.
Matures in 60 days. Pretty pink flowers form smooth, yellow pods that are slightly curved, crisp and easy to snap, growing to approximately 6" in length, with black bean seeds. Harvest frequently for increased yields. For a continuous harvest, sow new plants every 7-14 days up to 60 days before first fall frost. This variety is very disease resistant.
This heirloom was introduced in 1900 by Johnson & Stokes. Originated by N.B. Keeney & Son, of Leroy, N.Y.