The pods of many beans and the beans themselves at this point are often starting to be streaked with red.
An example of a shelling bean is fresh lima beans, which are often sold frozen.
Some of the beans typically harvested as shelling beans will be okay as green beans if harvested earlier; others will not because their pods are just too fibrous right from the get-go, even when very young
The plants of shelling beans can be bush or pole-type bean plants.
Also called Horto Beans, Shell Beans, Shelly Beans.