I've been growing pole beans for 50 years and am very impressed by the Gold Marie Pole Bean during my first year growing them. They started producing early, before my Blue Lake pole beans, which have always been my standard for pole bean performance. They just keep going and going in spite of our very erratic weather this year when it's been scorching hot one week and soggy with rain the next. The beans are large and yet tender and so easy to find and harvest underneath the thick and lush leaf cover. If you love gold beans this is the variety for you.