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
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.