- May 15, 2008
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- Eastern Panhandle, WV
That's what my mom says...exactly. The other beans just can't compare, has even said other varieties taste like chemicals, of which I use none in my gardening. It's what she grew up with, as has the rest of my family, so they won't eat anything else I've planted. I can grow Fortex here like crazy, but they won't touch them, so I use them as a sacrifice crop around the fence for the Jap beetles to infest and the chickens can jump up and consume the beetles there where the Fortex hangs over the outside of the fence. Even the deer and sheep won't eat the Fortex, but they will eat the half runners like candy.The only variety that that passes mom's taste test are white half runners. As far as she's concerned, anything else wastes her time. They're what she grew up with, and what I grew up eating until she and dad quit gardening and she lost her seed.
We've tried a few other varieties but none of them have passed the taste test. They're always just a little "off,"