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Dragon's Tongue Beans
These yellow and purple wax beans are a Dutch heirloom variety. Sadly, their purple coloring fades when they are cooked. Prepared simply, these beans have a wonderful, crisp texture and fresh, juicy flavor.
Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean
An heirloom pole bean with fairly long pods (7-10 inches). They're sweet and tender, making them a good choice for a number of recipes. These beans are delicious lightly steamed and tossed with a lemony dressing.
Delicate Maxibel beans are French heirloom variety. Slender pods and crisp, sweet flavor characterize this variety. Cook these beans gently and serve with crumbled cheese or a light dressing.
Provider beans are a larger green bean variety than the Maxibels we also grow. The pods are round and succulent. For a simple side, sauteing some garlic in olive oil, then tossing in trimmed beans and a tablespoon or two of water. Serve with a splash of lemon and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
A sweet variety with round pods and a sweet flavor. Snap peas are juicy and crisp when raw, but become tender when cooked. Add them to stir-fries or noodle soups or lightly steam them for a simple side.
now peas have a flatter pod than snap peas. The seeds are small when harvested. Like snap peas, snow peas are great in stir-fries and brothy noodle soups.