Bush, early and very productive. 50 days to sweet and tender snaps. Grows without runners. Lavender blossoms. Can also be used as a dry bean. The dried beans are dark blue and white marbled, thus the name Blue Jay. We love these eaten as green beans. One of our favorites! Stringless.
Discovered and named by bean grower exrtraodinaire Russ Crow in 1977. Found in his Capron, Illinois garden among a grow out of the white seeded 19th century French Snap bean (parent variety) Comtesse de Chambord. Brought to commercial status in Canada and out of obscurity by Seeds of Diversity Canada management, Shirley Bellows and Bob Wildfong plus the many hands of other seed savers.