You're late to the party kyredneck. Try Striped Bunch sometime. It is a true white half runner the way the old white half runner was colored. The difference is that the seed are colored like Ojo de Cabra instead of white. The bean shucks are translucent with a whitish cast over green and the plants are true half runners. The translucent white over green trait was the original characteristic of White Half Runner.
Thanks for that direction, I might plant some of those. I've a 4-5' tall bean I from Bill Best called John Allen Cutshort that's marked that way, and it's early, and it turns yellow at the end also. It appears to be the same as Ross Creek Road Greasy Grit Cut-Short from the next county over from me.
The half runners they use for shuck beans here are white seeded though, and they're not the same as you buy at the seed store.
...and I've been 'late to the party' bout most my life.
Last Edit: Sept 18, 2015 11:06:55 GMT -5 by kyredneck
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hmm, i seem to recall that greasy beans could also be used for leather britches. i've never tried leather britches here. i have tried growing some greasy beans here for a few years and have had one or two seasons where they went well but most of the time the season isn't long enough for these to have good quality seed.
the beans called shuck beans i wonder if those are what i would consider shelly beans. i.e. when the beans are plumped up as big as they'll ever get but not dried down yet. picked at that stage and steamed they are good eating for sure. we like to do a lot of lima beans this way too.