Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 23:13:24 -0700 From: Rima & Kim McKinzey 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. Rima