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Planted at Mount Vernon

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  • Lower Garden
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  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    Pole beans produce long vines that do best when supported on some type of trellis. They are prolific growers and can easily cover a trellis in the course of a season while producing many beans which can be eaten fresh or dried.

    Latin Name

    Phaseolus vulgaris



    Type of Plant





    Max Height: 15'
    Max Spread: 3'


  • Annual
  • Edible
  • Vegetable

  • Colors


    George Washington wrote in his diary on March 15, 1788 that the Farmer had finished sowing peas and beans.

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    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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