The only kind of green beans I grow anymore! Handles mid-west variable weather, though needs a VERY strong trellis system in our winds. Some say these are stringless, but I've never found them to be so. Still, well worth the effort of stringing them for the taste and the long and heavy yield from beginning to end. I am usually still putting beans into the freezer all the way up to the first heavy frost. I find these freeze better if I prepare them (cook them country style) first, then freeze in two-meal bags. I ate the last ones from the freezer in early March and they were just as lovely as the first ones we ate in November.