pole bean


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pole bean

n.
Any of various cultivated beans that climb and are grown on poles or supports.

pole′ bean`


n.
any vinelike variety of bean that is trained to grow upright on a pole, trellis, fence, etc.
[1760–70, Amer.]
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Noun1.pole bean - a climbing bean plant that will climb a wall or tree or trellis
bean plant, bean - any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods
Dutch case-knife bean, Phaseolus coccineus, Phaseolus multiflorus, runner bean, scarlet runner, scarlet runner bean - tropical American bean with red flowers and mottled black beans similar to Phaseolus vulgaris but perennial; a preferred food bean in Great Britain
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Bush beans include Bountiful (1898), Black Valentine (pre-1850) and Pencil Pod (yellow 1900), and any pole bean listing would begin with Kentucky Wonder (1877) and include Jacob's Cattle (ancient) and Vermont Cranberry (1700), both growing at Old Sturbridge Village.
To make a bean teepee: 1) insert bamboo poles in a circle or square in the ground, 2) tie the tops of the poles together to make a teepee shape, 3) tie string between the poles to help beans climb (leave one side open for a door), and 4) plant pole bean seeds at the base of the teepee.
Beanfeasters should try the vigorous climbing French or pole bean Blue Lake (Marshalls).
For pole bean varieties, such as favorite 'Blue Lake', space seeds 4 to 6 inches apart.
How an Idaho-adapted pole bean might perform in the Catskills is a guessing game, Greene said.
The same is true of the Jacob's cattle bean, the pole bean and soldier bean.
The labor-intensive pole bean era was closing, anyway.
People should also try the collard green tree, which can reach 10 to 12 feet tall; and 'Incan Giant White'--a pole bean with limas that are four times the size of normal ones
Strangely enough, they dislike the pole bean while approving of its bush cousin.
Pole bean plants, which grow up to 8 feet tall, must have support; they reach maturity in 60 to 70 days and bear over a long season.
Purple Peacock' is a flavorful pole bean whose green leaves contrast with its purple pods, stems, and flowers; it's also very heat tolerant.
Sow seeds for pole beans in well-amended soil along a trellis.