WOW! These live up to your description, bigtime, and from here on, I will never garden without them. (This from an old lady who'd been growing Kentucky Wonders for 50 years and figured she always would!) The plants are VERY vigorous, and the yields are just completely nuts. My first picking off three young plants gave me eight pounds of beans, and then they kept on producing for three more months. They're pretty enough for a flower garden, too, with deep pink to deep lavender flowers and rich dark purple beans--easily as pretty as scarlet runners, and easier to grow where it's hot. Fine taste--very Italian, sweet and "beany". Highly, highly recommended.