- Jan 12, 2013
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- Woodstock, Illinois Zone 5
I've been told by a fellow in Kentucky that greasy beans are tender when cooked including the point when they turn yellow.grew Grey Eyed Greasy in 2021 and didn't notice any remarkable shine to the pods. So if it is the same as Skunk then I don't believe it would be uncharacteristic for you not to have observed any greasy pods.
Sometimes I'm left a little baffled as to why some beans are titled 'greasy' and others are not; I'm really trying to tune my eye to the nuances but often fail to distinguish unless the shine is undeniable or they feel particularly smooth/waxy to the touch. Sometimes it is easier for me to notice the shine when the pods are completely full. A friend posited once that over time 'greasy' became synonymous with quality tender-podded beans in the region, with less emphasis on how the pods actually looked. I can see this happening... but, the vast majority of popular beans in Appalachia are tender anyway, so perhaps not?