Battle Ground, Washington

gardening interests: Composting, Cooking, Fruits and Berries, Organic Gardening, Urban Gardening, Vegetables

Member Since: 09/17/2011

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Re: Pole Beans Versus Bush Beans

I have tried a number of varieties and have settled on two favorites... Emerite Pole Bean and Maxibel Bush Bean - both are the french filet style and grow long slender beans that stay edible much longer, because the beans don't swell to fat lumps along the pods fast. I obtained both from Pine Tree mail order but they are available elsewhere also. For a bush bean Maxibel is a prolific producer and a long slender and flavorful bean. I have picked many pounds of beans from mine so far this year (9/17/2011) and many more to pick.