This dual purposed bean can be used for either eating fresh when young or as a shell bean. Pods grow to 9" in length and yield is continuous from mid-summer to the first frost. Good climber, fiberless. Any good well drained soil with a pH above 6 will grow beans. Beans do not tolerate cool, wet soil. Sow seeds once in a sunny location after soil has reached at least 50 degrees Farneheit. Loose fertile soil is best. Plant 2"-3" apart in double rows 24" apart. Provide support poles or fencing 4'-5' high. Water regularly. Harvesting: Pick young or fresh use, or leave on the vine to mature as a shell bean. Beans are low in calories, high in fiber. They supply calcium, phosphorus and moderate amount of vitamins A & C.