Bush beans are compact, low growing plants that produce large crops of beans. They can be used for fresh eating or as dry beans.

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Latin Name

Phaseolus vulgaris


Family

Fabaceae


Type of Plant

Annual
Vegetable

Seasons

Summer

Specifications

Max Height: 2'
Max Spread: 2.5'

Uses

  • Annual
  • Edible
  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    History

    George Washington wrote to Arthur Young in November of 1787, saying, "I have a high opinion of Beans as a preparation for wheat, and shall enter as largely upon the cultivation of them next year, as the quantity of seed I can procure, will admit."


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