Italian Beans

drumz1May 29, 2008

I have planted a row of the "Italian" variety of beans in a raised bed. Since I haven't grown this type of bean before, I'm not certain if it grows as a bush or a pole style of bean. I'm beginning to think it's a climbing vine, and am wondering if I should build a trellis for the row (and I could be entirely wrong in my assumption).

Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

drumz1

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jimster(z7a MA)

The question is, are they bush beans or pole beans. To answer that, we need to know the name of the variety. Do you have that? Where did you obtain the seeds?

Jim

    Bookmark   May 29, 2008 at 8:16PM
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drumz1

Jim wrote: "The question is, are they bush beans or pole beans. To answer that, we need to know the name of the variety. Do you have that? Where did you obtain the seeds?"

I received the seeds from my next-door neighbor. I asked him today what the variety of the beans was and he gave me an empty packet, which read "Bush Romano" (Burpee Early Bush Italian Frijol De Jardin).

Being a newcomer to raising these type of beans, I will admit to being confused as to the correct way of growing the plant. I have raised the "bush" style of bean (Blue Lake) before, but this is a first for me on this type, so kindly forgive my ignorance here, if you will.

I'm not certain if a trellis would be the correct thing to use or not in this particular instance.

Thanks, Jim (or anyone else who wishes to comment) for your help, I really do appreciate it.

Regards,
drumz1

    Bookmark   May 31, 2008 at 12:18AM
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farmerdilla

You grow the bush Romano just like you do the Blue Lake.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2008 at 8:00AM
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shirleywny5(5)

No matter what variety, bush beans are never climbers. There are Romano beans that climb, however it will say so on the package.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2008 at 4:30PM
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