Field Notes: Romano beans

On growing “Supermarconi”, an open-pollinated, climbing Romano-type bean, from Robbie at Yellow House Farm — I’m imagining cooking them like this:

I was very pleased with the Romano Beans. I got them from Grow Italia [Seeds from Italy] and the variety was “Supermarconi.” I will definitely grow them again. No strings, no matter how large they get. I blanched and froze a bunch.

Supermarconi
“Pole roma. This is the roma type bean seen all over Italy in markets. Will grow to 10 inches and remain tender. You can begin picking them at 5-6 inches. Very meaty. Makes a wonderful bean salad. Like all pole beans, keep picking to encourage continued production. 65 or so days. Vigorous climber needs support: use trellis, tripods or single poles at least 7 feet tall. Plant after soil has warmed up well since seeds are not treated. 3-4 seeds around base of each pole or 2 seeds/six inches for trellis. Thin to one/six inches for trellis, 2 plants for poles.” Seeds from Italy

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