Stringless Beans

Stringless Beans

Stringless beans are not entirely real. Some varieties are less stringy than others but there is no variety that can claim to be 100% stringless. The string is often developed at the late stages of maturity so picking early and often can help avoid bean strings. Try these varieties that will give you the best opportunity to have stringless beans.

The Fortex bean has a long pod that is slender and stringless. Fortex grow up to 11" long and produces round pods. An early maturing and very productive bean, that is very tender when picked early at 7". A great filet bean. Has the largest yields of any fresh bean. Walnut brown seeds.

A beautifully bright and vibrant red bean that stays red when cooked! Matures quick and has a delicious and crisp bite.

The Pencil Pod Black Wax bean is a highly productive and long standing bush bean. Also known as 'Eastern Black Wax', these beans are bushy, vigorous, and resistant to rust and mosaic virus. The pods are golden color and grow to 5-7" long. A great all-purpose type, that is great fresh, canned, or frozen. As the name hints, the seeds are black.

The contender is a stringless, bush bean that matures early. Contender produces a huge yield of tender bush beans that have excellent flavor and very reliable. Beans start producing about a week before most other varieties. Bean pods grow up to 8" long but are best eaten early when they are 5" and stringless. Cooks up tender, cans and freezes with no loss of quality. Pick on the early end of the harvest date for smaller and more tender beans. Mildew tolerant, great for short seasons and hot weather.

The Kentucky Wonder 125 bean is a wonderful bush bean that is above the others! Kentucky Wonder 125 Bush Bean matures early than most bush beans and produces beans in clusters over a long season. The bush beans’ meaty, medium-green pods are 8 inches and packed with delicious, extra-tasty bean seeds.

The Kentucky Wonder is an heirloom pole bean plant with high yields and a dark green color! Delicious heirloom pole bean with heavy yields. Kentucky Wonder is a popular heirloom that is easy to grow in all parts of the country. An all-purpose bean that taste great fresh, freezing or canning when pods are young. For stringless and most tender beans harvest when they are young and only 4-5". When left to fully mature, Kentucky Wonder is a good shelling bean. Beans are light green for fresh eating and dry to pale brown color. Get multiple harvest from these prolific producers. Previous nicknames include "Old Homestead" and "Texas Pole". Kentucky Wonder first appeared in mid 1800's. Seed for sale in 1 oz. 1/4 lb., 1 lb., 5 lbs., 25 lbs. and 100 lb. packages.

The Slenderette bean is an improved Blue Lake bean. So, so good! The Slenderette bean is slow to become fibrous, giving it a quality that in unmatched by any other bean. Stringless. We found it to be very prolific in our test garden. Fast maturing and small seeds when picked for fresh eating. Very straight pods that look great for market selling. Excellent bean, high yields and straight pods.

The Mardi Gras Blend is almost too pretty to eat! These fun bright yellow and purple semi flat bean pods are a favorite among home chefs. The Mardi Gras Blend sets a heavy crop of delicious nutty beans. These organic heirlooms are a fun way to get beneficial nutrients.

The Provider bean is a stringless, fast maturing bush bean. Provider beans can be planted earlier than other beans because it germinates well in cool soils. Provider has compact bean plants that are easy to establish and adapt well to diverse soil and climate conditions. Harvest early for best stringless beans.

Tongue of Fire is a great market bean with a vibrant red and cream speckled color! This bush bean is not only beautiful, but it is a very tasty bean! The fresh shell beans are large and round shaped. 6-7" stringless pods are great young. An Italian bean that can be eaten fresh, frozen or canned.

The French Garden is a delicious french heirloom that has a sweet nutty flavor. This easy to grow bean produces 15-24 inch plants with heavy yields. The bush plant will produce 6 inch tender green pods with white seeds. Enjoy the French Garden year after year! Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

The Blue Lake FM-1K Pole is a stringless pole bean that is very tasty! Blue Lake beans are known for reliability, disease resistance, flavor and high yields. This is the pole version of the popular bush type that is widely planted for the canning industry. These bright green beans are straight and reach up to 7'. Perfect for those who are tired of bending over to pick beans, but still want the high yield of a bush bean.