Pencil Pod Wax
ntroduced in 1900, a cross between the Improved Black Wax Bean and the Black-Eyed Wax Bean. Vigorous 15-20″ plants are loaded with stringless, 5-7″ long pods. Good disease resistance.
Pencil Pod Wax Bean History
(Phaseolus vulgaris) Introduced in 1900, a cross between the Improved Black Wax Bean and the Black-Eyed Wax Bean. Vigorous 15-20″ plants are loaded with stringless, 5-7″ long pods. Good disease resistance. A great all purpose, old-time favorite. 50-55 days.
Growing Pencil Pod Beans
The ideal germination temperature for yellow wax bean seeds is 60 to 80 degrees. Plant seeds 1 inch deep and 2 to 4 inches apart in rows that are spaced 2 to 3 feet apart, advises Clemson Cooperative Extension. Plant seeds every 10 to 14 days to ensure you have beans to harvest throughout the season
Preserving And Storing Pencil Pod Yellow Wax Beans
- Blanching Green Beans
After you have prepped the beans, drop them into the pot of rapidly boiling water. Work with a small batch of beans at a time; you don’t want them to be crowded in the pot as they blanch or on the baking sheet as they freeze. Let them cook for three minutes and then drain the green beans in a colander. As an alternative, you can steam the beans for three minutes rather than boiling them.
- Chilling the Green Beans
Immediately transfer the blanched green beans from the colander to the bowl of ice water. This stops the residual heat in the vegetables from continuing to cook them and preserves their green color. Leave the beans in the ice water for three minutes. Transfer the beans back to the colander and leave them to drain well for a few minutes.
- Single Layer Freeze
Spread the blanched, chilled, and drained green beans in a single layer on a baking sheet. Don’t let the beans overlap or touch one another. Freeze for one to two hours. Transfer the frozen green beans to freezer bags or containers and label them with the date. Frozen green beans keep for one year. They are still safe to eat after that, but their quality declines. Put the labeled containers in the freezer for use whenever you need them.
- Using Frozen Green Beans
It is not necessary to thaw frozen green beans before cooking them. Add them as-is to stir-fries, soups, and other dishes. When using in a recipe, subtract the three minutes the beans were blanched from the cooking time
Pencil Pod Wax Beans Recipe
This clever wax bean dish is a cross between a salad and a side dish: it’s served warm but loaded with the bright, fresh flavors of tomatoes and basil.
Wax Bean Contain The Following Nutritional Values
|Vitamin A 0%||•||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 33%||•||Iron 76%|
|Thiamin 90%||•||Riboflavin 38%|
|Vitamin B6 43%||•||Niacin 24%|
|Magnesium 109%||•||Phosphorus 96%|
|Zinc 37%||•||Copper 63%|
|Pantothenic Acid 14%||•|
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