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My mini yellow tea rose enjoying the rain!
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Is this grown for the beauty, or do you also eat the beans?
They are grown both for food, and for preservation... their beauty, and watching the hummingbirds which are attracted to them, are just pleasant fringe benefits. :) Because my climate is not ideal for runner beans & I grow so many other beans, I seldom eat the snaps; but will enjoy a meal or two just before frost, when most common beans are done. Runner bean snaps are delicious; but I find that some are put off by their rough, meaty texture. Unlike common snap beans, I've yet to notice any difference in flavor between different runner bean varieties.

I try nearly all beans as shellies - and cooked some "Tucomares Chocolate" shellies just before frost - but they were not as good as those of "Tarahumara Tekomari", or of the white-seeded runner beans I grow. They might be better served with wild game. But TC is by far the most productive runner bean I've grown for seed, over 4 pounds when last grown. I've yet to experiment with it as a dry bean,
 

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