Bush Beans (2)Bush beans grow without much need for support, in a bush-type habit. Generally, bush beans are determinate, yielding the entire harvest over a shorter period than pole beans do.
Pole Beans (2)Pole beans yield two to three times more than bush beans from the same space, are easier to harvest, and many gardeners believe they are better tasting. Pole beans need a 5- to 8-foot-tall support. Can provide strong background or vertical element in flower garden.