These are the beans that the French are thinking of when they refer to “haricots verts.” They are like Green Beans, but longer (an average of 7 inches / 18cm), thinner, and always stringless. And unlike Green Beans, they always have a good deal of flavour: sometimes batches of regular Green Beans just don’t seem to have much else going for them other than being something to chew on.Fillet Beans are very slow to go woody and tough. They grow on bushes.
Varieties: Cupidon, Finaud, Fortext, Maxibel, Montpellier French, Nickel, Totem, Triumph de Farcy.
Prepare and cook as you would Green Beans or Runner Beans, though because of their thinness cooking times are less.