We have the most beautiful October beans in our garden this year! October beans are also known as Horticulture beans and Cranberry Beans. They are so beautiful with their pink swirls and opening the pods to extract the beans is fun because each bean has a different pattern. Sometimes one will even find a solid colored bean. The beans have a nice flavor that is not overwhelming and can either be shelled and frozen "green" or left to dry. In the fall, I will often times shell out the dried beans after they have been left on the vines and store them in jars or canisters.