What are Pole Beans?
Pole beans, sometimes called vine beans or green beans, require a trellis or support. Some gardeners plant pole beans as a companion to sweet corn. Pole beans will then use the corn stalk as a support. Because of their climbing habit, pole beans often take up less space than bush beans, which have a rounded, bushy habit.
Some pole beans are eaten as snap beans (the pods and small seeds are eaten). Other pole beans are grown for the bean seeds that are dried for storage.