Annelino Pole Bean
We grow about 8 different varieties of snap beans! They take a long time to pick, but they are so pretty and so tasty that we can't resist. Some grow on bushes, and some vine vigorously and require a trellis. This year we're growing a few new pole bean varieties that grow in little ringlets, from Seeds From Italy, which offers a bunch of neat Italian seeds that are different from what you find anywhere else. Pole beans are a great choice for small gardens, since they produce a lot in a small space and over a longer period of time than bush beans, and they tend to be the tastiest of snap beans. For the most delicious snap beans, after rinsing and snapping the ends off the beans, blanch them in boiling water just until tender (only 1-3 minutes), then drain and saute with minced garlic in olive oil. Add salt, pepper and fresh herbs.