Matron at Down on the Allotment posted a very creative vegetable olympic rings logo, and asked which veggies in your garden are worthy of the olympics. She asked which ones are FASTER, HIGHER or STRONGER than any others? Well I'd like to add BIGGER to that list and nominate my Glick's Brandywine tomatoes and my Chinese Red Noodle Beans.
My brandywines are more than a pound each!
This one weighed in at 1.8 pounds - a monster!
They are not supposed to weigh that much so I don't know what happened. They sure are big and delicious!
Even crazier than that are these Chinese Red Noodle Beans:
These beans are two feet long!
Look at them growing on the trellis compared to the Kentucky Wonder Beans next to them.
I measured them and they really are 24 inch pods!
It was hard to measure them accurately because our kitten Maggie kept playing with them and pulling the beans away.
I'm not really sure how to eat these Chinese Red Noodle beans. I'm going to try some smaller 18 inch pods in stir fry or simply sauteed. The only problem is that Maggie may eat them all before I can cook them. :)
Glick's Brandywine and Chinese Red Noodle Beans; Veggies of Olympic proportions!
Great post idea, Matron.