Wednesday, August 13, 2008

First canning of the year

Dad called these beauties "West Virginia Beans" and IMO they are the absolute best green beans on the planet! They are grown from an heirloom seed that Dad got from a lady in Tallmadge, OH back in the early or mid-70's. I got 10 quarts on the first pickin' yesterday.

Dad's been gone for 12 years this October, but we're keeping the crop going each year. We didn't have a lot of seed left from last year, so it will be crucial this year to set aside enough. It's hard to leave those big juicy full beans on the vine and let them dry out for seed! I'd rather see them in the jars!

1 comment:

Lois Harris said...

These would earn the blue ribbon
at the State Fair.
Even now with a garden full of green beans, they look so delicious.