Leguminosae Phaseolus vulgaris L.
Source: Magness et al. 1971
Beans harvested as snap or green beans are of two types, bush and pole--or climbers. Bush beans are nonclimbing plants 15 to 20 inches tall and set the pods and reach harvest in a short season. Pole beans are trained on stakes or trellis, grow to 10 feet, and blossom and set pods over a long season. Pods on both types are 5 to 10 inches long and are harvested while seeds are immature. Some varieties are termed wax beans.
Production in U.S.: 700,000 tons.
Use: Marketed as fresh, canned, frozen.
Part of plant consumed: Whole pods.