Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 23:13:24 -0700

From: Rima & Kim McKinzey rkm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLIP.NET

Subject: Re: green/string beans

One of the reasons I posed the question - is that in this case science and

bioengineering had a hand in making the change. They always used to be

string beans until they were bred to have no or at least fewer strings.

After that, the growers insisted on "green" rather than "string" - since

presumably they removed the offending stringy parts.

Obviously, from all the replies, string beans are still out there - stringy

or not.

Re the comment on haricot verts - they exist here too - but they refer to

the really really skinny green beans about 2-3 inches long.