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North Carolina Snap Beans

North Carolina Snap BeansThese most popular fresh beans are sometimes still called "string beans" although the fibrous "string" that ran along the seam of the bean does not exist in modern varieties. Snap beans are actually immature kidney beans, and their pods can be flat, oval, or rounded.

The most familiar types are green beans and yellow wax beans, which are identical in taste and texture (yellow beans, however, contain less beta-carotene).

North Carolina Snap Beans Growers/Shipper List

Cooling/Storage Requirements of North Carolina Snap Beans

Suitable Cooling Method(s)

Room Cooling, Forced Air Cooling, HydroCooling

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Optimum Humidity %


Normal Storage Life

7-10 days

Nick Augostini, Marketing Specialist
North Carolina Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services
202 Cunningham Road
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 527-7125