Thursday, August 8, 2013

Indy Gold Bush Wax Beans

"These are the BEST beans I have ever had!"

That is what K exclaimed after his first bite of freshly harvested Indy Gold Bush Wax Beans from Fedco. They were simply boiled and served as a side dish with a little bit of butter.



He was right. They were really good. Tender with a mild and almost sweet flavor. I will grow these again especially since K liked them so much.



They began producing almost a week before other bush beans planted at the same time and I have picked them every day since. I may need to begin canning beans this weekend.

8 comments:

  1. I have never been too keen on wax beans but your description is making me want to give them at least a small planting in next season's garden. I am just thrilled that the pole beans are on and we are once again enjoying lots of luscious beans. I really do miss them when they are out of season.

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    1. I like yellow wax beans mostly because of the color contrast to the green beans. K doesn't like a strong bean flavor and these are so mild especially when picked young. My pole beans are just beginning to bloom now, so these bush beans will get us by for now.

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  2. I'll have to try them next year as my reliable pole beans just aren't producing this year. I think I need a bush bean to fill in. I've yet to find one that I like however, but I'm always willing to try another one.

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    1. Pole beans are much easier to pick. I planted the bush beans rather thick so I end up on my knees in the grass to work through the plants to pick them. Indy Gold is a very nice bean.

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  3. I've never had a decent wax bean, either. I love the looks of them, especially when mixed with green beans, but the flavor and texture have always been less than pleasing. I'll have to put this one down on my wish list for next year!

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    1. That is the exact reason I usually like to grown yellow wax beans....for the color contrast. Too bad purple beans don't stay purple when cooked. These Indy Gold beans are really good especially when harvested young.

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  4. I still have my phobia about wax beans from my youth (canned and boiled by my mother for half an hour to kill any germs). But you and others have raved about them so maybe I will try some next year.

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    1. I am going to try canning these over the weekend. I will let you know how they are.

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