Variety from Italy
So-called 'stringless' French Beans are considered the tastiest. It is actually hard to find them with 'string' nowadays as most modern cultivars are stringless.
French Beans are tastiest when eaten shortly after picking but they will last several days in the fridge. Chop into 2 cm pieces and steam or boil - but not too long as they are best when still crunchy. A short turn in the wok is great too! French Beans freeze well too although they may loose some of their crispiness. Chop finely and blanche them before freezing.
Special Directions For Short Season Climates
SOWING: Plant outdoors in late spring after weather has warmed and all dan-ger of frost has passed. Plant 4 to 6 seeds per pole in hills. Plant seeds on their side covering seed with 1 to 1 1/2 inches of fine soil firmed down.
SPACING: Provide 2 1/2 to 3 feet between hills. When planted in rows space rows 3 feet apart.
THINNING: Thin to 3 strongest plants per pole in hills, when they are about 4 inches tall. Thin to 4 to 6 inches apart in rows.
GERMINATION: 1 to 2 weeks depending upon soil and weather conditions. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Note that wherever the number of seeds is indicated in grams, there may be more or fewer seeds in the package because the seeds are not the same size and weight.
If indicated in grams, the number of seeds loses relevance and is only there to show the approximate number of seeds in the package.
For example "Price for pack of 50 (1g) seeds." so you are not buying the number of seeds but the weight.