Yard long beans

gutierrez-lagatta gutierrez-lagatta at home.com
Sun Sep 16 14:16:40 EDT 2001

I've grown yard long beans in my home garden and love them.  They can
be substituted for green beans in any recipe.  It is important to pick
these before they get too long or too thick.  I like them at about 10"
long  after that they get tough, fibrous and leathery.
> I am interested in others' experences with this bean (if it can be
> a true bean), it's history, optimal harvest size, and how it can
best be
> used in food recipes.  I've heard they are good steamed and stir
> but I admit to getting a little tired of telling people that every
> thing I grow is "good in stir fries".

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