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Stringless Beans!


Could you please help me to find the correct seed variety will produce ‘Stringless Beans’, of the type of bean sold in most of the supermarkets, which are labelled as ‘Stringless Beans’, and not runner beans?

The type of bean that they sell under this name are definitely different than the normal runner beans sold and normally grown here in the UK!   See attached photo of labels if I can attach them somehow?

Most of them seem to be grown in Morocco and Kenya and really fills a gap in the bean supply for us at this time of the year.

Thank you.    Johnnypops


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,967
    Waitrose sell stringless Helda beans which look like flat runner beans - could it be them?

    Billericay - Essex

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  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,115
    If you plan on growing your own, you could try French beans. They are stringless and don't grow too big and take over. Will grow easily on a wigwam of canes and taste great and can be frozen without loosing flavour.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,281
    edited January 2019
    If you look at Unwins online, they have a flat french bean called Hunter.  I think this is what you see in the shops. It looks like a runner bean but is smoother and stringless.
    They also have a runner bean called Tenderstar which is supposed to be smoother than the usual runners.  I like the round french bean called Cobra. Sometimes these are labelled as boston beans in the shops.  I have found them to be very reliable.

    Helda is listed by a number of seed suppliers in the UK

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