Beurre de Rocquencourt Wax Bean
(Snap Wax,Dry, Bush)(55 days) Named for the town of Rocquencourt, France which was known for its fine vegetables, this bean was a local French heirloom that became a recognized commercial variety in the 1930's. According to William Woys Weaver, it can grow in sun or partial shade and the dried beans make excellent soup or refried beans (unusual for a wax bean). Amazingly productive, it will keep on giving you beans as long as you keep picking them! The slender, stringless yellow pods with black seeds are aptly named, as they are tender and buttery.