Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 16:29:28 EDT From: Terry Lynn Irons Subject: Beans I was out picking the first batch of beans in my garden today, and I wondered where the name for the variety I was picking came from. I know about snap beans and string beans (having done both, string and snap'em, that is). I have some Blue Lake beans coming on later, which I recognize as a commercial name. And then there is your good old Kentucky wonder pole bean. What I was picking are half-runners. There are now many varieties of half runner in terms of seed name (mountaineer, white, etc) Does any one know where the name "half runner" for a kind of green originated? How widespread is the use of this term for a kind of green bean, beyond seed catalogues and truck garden road side vendors? -- Virtually, Terry (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164 Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351 (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)