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Bean 'Pole Bean'

Phaseolus vulgaris

Pole Bean is part of the Phaseolus genus and is a Bean variety. Its scientific name is Phaseolus vulgaris 'Pole Bean'. It is an Vegetable and is treated mainly as a Annual, This means that it grows best over the course of a single year. Pole Bean normally grows to a max height of 1.30 feet (40.0 cm metric).

Typically, Pole Bean Bean is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

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How to grow Bean 'Pole Bean'

  • Full Sun

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  • Medium

Position in a full sun location and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Pole Bean is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 13 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Pole Bean requires a soil ph of 6.0 - 6.8 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Pole Bean from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 3.9 inches (10.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Pole Bean about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Pole Bean

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Pole Bean is a tender plant.

Harvesting Pole Bean

Bean 'Pole Bean' information

How long does Pole Bean take to grow?

These estimates for how long Bean 'Pole Bean' takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!

When should I sow Pole Bean?

Folia's when to plant Bean 'Pole Bean' estimates are relative to your last frost date. Enter your frost dates and we'll calculate your sowing and planting dates for you!

Bean Pole Bean Etymology

The species name vulgaris is from the Latin vulgus (“the multitude, the masses”) +‎ -āris, and means “common”, “usual”, or “commonly known” 1.

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