The flavor of the velour beans is more subtle than with ordinary green beans. My husband, who does not like regular beans, has eaten some of these raw and likes them. The beans had almost 100% germination and are beautiful. The "bush" was a surprise for me. Didn't see any info online for how tall the bushes are, and was expecting something in the 2 to 3 foot range. Surprise! Mine are less than a foot tall. The lower beans drag in the soil. However, the beans are so tasty that I don't mind bending double to pick them. The last harvesting-session took a long time because a week and a half of Hazardous air quality had kept me indoors and there were lots of beans.