These beans are amazing! I was initially worried they wouldn't be good producers. The vines were leggy - all stem and and few nodes. They were good climbers, though. Now that they've started producing, I'm so impressed! I recommend having the self-control to let them get to "full" size. I measured one at 9" long, 3/4" wide, and it still wasn't tough, stringy, or seedy. They have good enough flavor - not as full as a Kentucky Wonder, but not the "canned" taste of 1/2 runners or other "round" beans or bush beans. The biggest bonus is that the Japanese beetles don't seem to like them! I love pole beans for the economy of space, the Kentucky Wonder being a favorite for the flavor, but the Japanese beetles just won't leave them alone! This bean is a nice replacement for a flat, green pole variety.