Seeds, Roots and Plants for Sale|
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HEIRLOOM GREASY BEANS FOR SALE
Heirloom Greasy (Grezy) Beans
Heirloom variety. Organically grown. Open pollinated (OP). No GMO (not Genetically Modified). You can plant your saved seed.
Original seeds were given to me by a southern Appalachian local who has been handing them down in his family for generations. Never commercialized.
The beans are small- to medium-sized, and creamy colored.
Pods and Leather Britches|
Pods are 4-6 inches long.
You can eat the pods. They do have strings so need to be "unzipped" before eating.
Locals like to dry them into "leather britches". Leather britches are made by threading a thin string through the pods with many pods on one string. Then hanging the string to dry the beans.
Old-Timey Greasy Pole Beans|
They are called greasy (greazy) because they are hairless (no fuzz) and look shiny.
An historic bean. Greasy beans have been eaten in the southern Appalachians since Europeans first came to the mountains.
Easy to grow pole bean. Dual purpose. You can eat the young, green pod like a snap bean.
Or shell beans (shellies) late summer and early fall. Then dry to use all winter.
Harvested from my garden in western North Carolina in the southern Appalachian mountains.
Growing Beans: Great for Everyone|
Sow after last frost (late spring, usually mid to late May). Soak beans for 1-2 hours before sowing to speed up germination.
Sow 1 inch deep, 3-4 inches apart in rows 3-4 feet apart.
Germinates in 10 days. Thin to about 6-8 inches apart. Beans first start becoming ripe in about 90 days. They keep producing until frost.
Likes full sun. It does not need rich soil. The roots are shallow so water if dry weather.
"I have looked for a few years trying to find the Greasy Beans I loved as a child. I'm looking forward to the next planting season." -Linda, Acworth, Georgia
"I got greasy beans from you this year and had a great harvest, best yield of any beans I have ever planted. Thank you." -Janie, Christiana, PA
"I planted greasey beans I bought from you this past summer--- amazing. Greasy Bean heaven :)" -Sherry, McDonough, Georgia
Cooking Greasy Beans Country Style|
The traditional way of cooking these beans is by boiling them in water with a little salt and some pork fat.
Some people cook them only a little while so they have some brightness to the pod.
Others cook the shelled beans for 4-8 hours.
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