Bean 'Italian Romano'

Bean 'Italian Romano'
photo: Todd Kerr

Romano beans were developed in Italy & this variety received the highest rating in terms of flavor & tenderness. It grows as a vine to 6-8' tall & will need a pole or a trellis to support it. If the plant gets taller than your support, just nip off the tips. Compared to bush types, pole beans produce beans over a much longer period & as long as you keep harvesting beans, they will keep producing. Romano beans differ from the better known rounded types by being wide & flat. They have a very distinctive flavor & a meaty texture. Some people consider them so good that they grow Romano beans only. The beans (eaten green) are ready when they make a crisp snapping sound when broken in half. Excellent steamed or sauteed with other Summer vegetables. Please note that Romanos cook faster than other green beans you may be familiar with.

Anni J.

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