Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Red Noodle Beans

Our Friend Ben at Poor Richard's Almanac wanted to see the red noodle beans. Well, here are a few pitiful examples. It is late summer here in north Texas and everything coming out of the garden is a little stunted. Everything but the okra and peppers. Okra and peppers love dry heat.
I have grown yard long beans for years. This year I found the red variety from Territorial Seed Company. I love territorial Seed Company. They have all the cool heirloom seeds.
The green yard long beans produced a little better for me. The red beans were just too much fun though. I have not had enough to cook because the Monkeys keep eating the straight off of the vines.
Other heirloom veggies I have grown this year include yellow pear tomatoes, green zebra tomatoes, Cherokee purple tomatoes, Ronde de Nice zucchini, and a couple of varieties of popcorn and sweet corn.
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  1. Pretty weird looking. Do they taste like regular beans?

  2. Cool! And they're really good raw?! Wonder what they'd look like pickled! I'll have to try 'em next year, too. I tend to get my heirlooms from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, which I see is carrying 7 kinds of long beans in its 2008 catalogue. I'll check out Territorial's selection, too! Thanks for the pic. (And I'm so jealous that you grow okra! Yum...)

  3. I was wondering about the taste too..not sure I'd get the family to eat them...just because they look weird..:) And I'm not talking about kids..I'm talking about my set in his eating habits..LOL

  4. Tina, they do look weird. I don't know what they taste like, the monkeys keep eating them straight out of the garden. I have had a few that I pickled. They were good.

    ofb, I am glad I tried them. They are a lot of fun.

    rhonda, I don't even try to feed them to manly man. He likes his green beans green.

  5. Do they turn green when you cook them? They are interesting looking Deb.

  6. pgl, I think they do, but to be honest none of them have gotten cooked yet.