Also known as Italian and Runner beans. These beans are available in both green and gold, although the later is much less available. Not widely grown, the availability of these beans is very sporadic on the specialty market. Approximately 20-30 beans per pound. These beans average between 6”-8” in length, and are somewhat flat. The entire pod is edible. These beans are terrific when cut into 1”-2” lengths and added to hearty soups, in particular. If pickled beans are your love, then these beans would be a wonderful specimen, as they are both meaty in texture and flavorful. Store between 35-40 degrees F. Mist if dry, and although they produce no ethylene gas, they are susceptible to it.