Tendergreen Bush Bean
Tendergreen Bush Bean (52 days)
An old reliable variety thought to be developed by Calvin Keeney. Calvin was the "father of the Stringless Bean" and bred Burpee's Stringless Green Pod in 1898. It was the most popular variety until Tendergreen arrived in 1925.
Tendergreen produces a strong and erect bush that will reach about 18"-22"s. Pods are meaty, tender, round and stringless. Disease resistant, heat tolerant, early, heavy yields with an excellent flavor. There is a reason this bean has been around since 1925 and hasn't gone extinct!
Tendergreen is an excellent canning and freezing type.
1942 Schell's Seed Co. says about Tendergreen bush bean....
"Plants are erect and heavily productive. Pods are round, string-less, 6" long. It is ready to pick in 50 days. A very good bean for market and home garden."
Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. TX
don't know yet have not planted them yet
These beans are a bush variety but the bushes are very large and leggy. I plant intensively in raised beds. These are so tangled that it is extremely difficult to get to the beans without pulling up plants. If you have space to spread out, this variety is fine. They just don't work close together. Beans are just coming in and taste fine but nothing spectacular. Unfortunately, I ordered too many seeds and will probably not use them. Maybe they would be good for bean sprouts!