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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The black-seeded pole bean is still available from heirloom nurseries such as Baker Creek.
Illustrating the growth cycle of a scarlet runner pole bean from seed packet to harvest in both verse and sun-splashed painting, "Green Bean
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.
It boggles the mind to think that our 300 million inhabitants need as many brick-and-mortar destinations as continue to sprout on every empty lot or old pole bean field at the same time that our mailboxes are crammed with catalogs and the number of Web sites offering any possible kitchenware product or specialty food gift multiply each and every month.
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.
Sow six to eight seeds in a circle around each pole of a tepee, one pole bean seed every three inches along a trellis.
The labor-intensive pole bean era was closing, anyway.
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.
coccineus, the pole bean or scarlet runner bean, originating from Mexico, is typically long vining with large, flat pods and seeds; and P.