They grew just like regular pole beans here in my southeastern Connecticut garden. I had them on posts growing with Scarlet Runner Beans (because I like the flowers) and cukes.
And they are delicious. This is one garden experiment that I will definitely repeat. Here’s one way I prepare them.
Greasy Beans with Onion and Bacon
1 lb. greasy beans, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
2 slices bacon, chopped
1/2 medium onion, slivered
Trim and rinse beans and place in a pot of boiling salted water. Have an ice-water bath ready. Blanch beans in boiling water until crisp-tender, cool off in ice water and set into colander to drain.
Cook chopped bacon in a skillet until it releases some of its fat, then add onion slivers. Cook bacon and onion until onions are just beginning to brown and bacon is crisp. Add drained beans and cook until rewarmed. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Nutrition information per serving: Calories 220, Total Fat 10.2g, Cholesterol 28mg, Sodium 645mg, Total Carb. 18.7g, Fiber 8.2g, Sugars 4.3g, Protein 14.4g