Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Larry picked the first of our "green" beans on my birthday and we had one of our favorite things for dinner: green beans and new potatoes.
These beans are called Royal Burgundy and they are my favorite bush bean. They are hardy, attract fewer bugs, and produce early and abundantly.
They can beautifully too, with a flavor resembling Blue Lake beans. And the flower? Deep purple, of course! I don't have photos of the flowers to share, so you'll have to take my word for that.

Here are the beans in the jars before boiling water is added,

and here they are after a few minutes in the boiling water, already turning green. Right now they are in the canner, and when they come out they will look like any other canned green beans.

How cool is that?


Janet, said...

Susanne, that is very cool! I've never seen that kind before, they are so pretty. We have bush beans, but they are not purple and at the moment we only have blooms.
Happy Birthday!

Granny Sue said...

Thanks, Janet! You might want to try these sometime, just for the fun of it. I like to try different plants, and like the Savoy cabbage, this turned out to be a keeper variety.

Connie said...

Those are wonderful! I want some.

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