Growing up in The South, purple bush beans (a type of green bean) were always a staple around where I lived. They are stringless, grow quickly, easy to pick, big- producing plants, and very tasty. When cooked, they lose their purple outer color and turn green~ indistinguishable from the more common green bean until you taste them. Got a lot more taste. They do very well here in Missouri and our first crop of the year came in today (Burpee Purple Queen [bush snap]) . Mrs Rivet picked 5 gallons and is canning them this afternoon and evening. She sowed the second crop which will come in at the end of September. Here's the raw beans and prepped pint's prior to canning- And here's the quart jars out of the pressure vessel cooling down. We'll add diced onion to the rest of the beans as we pack them- It's a lot easier to pluck the whole plant up and pick and break beans on a table than picking runners, we think! Thanks for viewin'