These pods are green, entirely stringless, of extra fine flavor, exceedingly rich and buttery when cooked.
Originally introduced by W. Atlee Burpee and Company in 1885. For the past 15 years another variety has been sold as Lazy Housewife, but it was not true-to-type. This is the true Lazy Housewife as originally described by Burpee’s description, “the pods are green, entirely stringless, of extra fine flavor, exceedingly rich and buttery when cooked.” The beans, when dry, are perfectly round and white. They look like little pearls. If you miss using them as a snap bean, you can still use them for shelling or even as a dry bean.