NOTE: SHIPPING BEANS - S have extra fibre to prevent breakage during the long journey to market and to keep their appearance (less lumpiness). They are never used for processing, freezing or canning, but can be used for the first and last sowings for PYO (pick your own) operations. Chain stores prefer this type - they stay “beautiful” for extended periods. This type can be machine harvested. FRESH MARKET BEANS - F and GOURMET BEANS - PG have less fibre and some very tender types will get lumpy fast, if you don’t harvest on a regular basis during hot weather. pvp - Plant variety protected.