Receiving Information: Good quality beans should have long, straight pods and be well colored. They should also be free of de-cay or blemishes and snap easily when bent. Storage/Handling: Pitting; russeting: These are indications of chill injury. To prevent chill injury, do not store beans below 41 degrees F/5 degrees C. Loss of green color: Green beans may lose their color if exposed to ethylene gas. For best quality, store beans away from ethylene producing fruits and ripening rooms. Wilting; shriveling: Snap beans may wilt or shrivel if stored in areas with low humidity. For best quality, maintain humidity level of 85-95%. Decay: Storing beans at high temperatures combined with high humidity may promote rapid deterioration. Exposure to high temperatures may also cause rotting or mold. For best quality, maintain storage temperatures of 45-50 degrees F/7-10 degrees C. Temperature/humidity recommendation for short-term storage of 7 days or less: 45-50 degrees F / 7-10 degrees C. 85-95% relative humidity.
Tiny and tender, bright green French beans are smaller than common green beans and wear a soft velvety skin. Quite meaty for their size, their crisp texture offers a delicate sweet green flavor. Tender and not the least bit tough, the French bean retains the string from its original form. Strings have been bred out of most other green bean varieties. Growing Regions: Florida, California & Mexico.