Burpee's Stringless Green Pod Bean (Phaesolus vulgaris) Introduced in 1894 by W. Atlee Burpee, marketing it as the only totally stringless green podded bean. Bush growth habit, producing juicy, flavourful pods that are 6" long. One of the best culinary green beans you can grow! Try these sautéed, steamed or in pesto. Sturdy plants require no supports!