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What is the difference between Pole Beans and Bush Beans?

Asked by Jessica , Last updated: Oct 16, 2021

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J. Harty

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Answered Aug 04, 2020

Unlike the bush beans, which require a lot more space because they are planted in doubles rows side by side. Pole beans, on the other hand, do not require much space because they have vertical growth. Pole beans farming would require cool weather, while push beans require hot weather for its farming.

Pole beans do not mature all at the same time, so it can keep producing as they are being harvested while bush beans do mature all at the same time and also at a faster rate when compared with pole beans.

Bush beans are usually planted side by side in double rows, while pole beans are basically planted against a trellis or a pole to serve as support. Pole beans can be easily harvested by hand because the yields are very visible, while bush beans cannot be easily harvested by hand because they grow closer together.

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S. Leo

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Answered Jul 21, 2020

Pole beans and bush beans are two varieties of beans, but there are a lot of differences between the two. One of the ways to differentiate between pole beans and bush beans is by comparing the farming space required when the two are growing.

Due to the method usually adopted when planting bush beans, they need more space, whereas pole beans don't need more space since they grow vertically. As a result of their pattern of growth, they need a pole for support, and maybe that is why they are called pole beans. The climatic need of these two varieties of beans is another differentiating factor.

While pole beans are planted in areas with cool weather, bush beans are grown in areas with hot weather. Out of the two, bush beans grow faster, and they are harvested at the same time. In contrast, the harvest of pole beans is done as they mature, meaning they are not harvested at the same time.

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