The pods of the pole bean look quite similar to the appearance and flavor of bush beans, but the pole bean requires trellising because of its aggressive vine plant habit. Many gardeners prefer pole beans for their distinctive flavor. Because they use vertical space, they free up the horizontal rows in the vegetable garden for other varieties while bearing abundant harvests. Grow bean plants in full sun and in rich, well draining soil. Harvest when the bean reaches full size, but before the pod gets too fat, over ripe pods are tough. Enjoy a bountiful and extended harvest by picking daily.
Chef Jeff’s Tip: To make harvesting easier I grow pole beans on the fence around my garden. I can pick beans without having to go into the garden and it saves some space.
Plant 2-3″ Apart
60 Days to Maturity