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Beginner Gardening Questions: Pole Beans bush beans

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Canada60
Maple, ON

May 16, 2012
1:54 PM

Post #9126258

Another beginners question .Are there certain varieties of beans specific to growing on a pole or bush ,or is it up to my discretion as to how they will be grown /
Doug9345
Durhamville, NY
(Zone 5b)

May 16, 2012
4:44 PM

Post #9126487

Yes some varieties are pole and some are bush and you can make one behave like the other. There are also half runner beans that are somewhere between.
yardener
Greenfield, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 17, 2012
6:02 AM

Post #9126953

Most of the time, packages will note if its a pole or bush bean. Sometimes, you might find one thats labeled "bush" but will have an added note that it benefits from additional support.
Half-runners are a type that can go either way. I often give them a "mini" fence to climb. About 2 feet high.

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