Phaseolus vulgaris. c.1810. Taken to Pennsylvania USA by German settlers. Thought to have earned its name as not only is it virtually stringless when the pods are picked young, but if left to dry the leaves wither and expose the pods, making them easy to pick. Flat green pods, great flavour, best picked early, or let the juicy white beans develop inside the pods and use them in soups or stews. Hardy & resilient, copes well with hot and dry conditions. Seed count approx - 20. Additional charges for Postage and Handling for SEEDS may apply outside of the United Kingdom.