Pole beans seeds need to be sowed into the ground after the last frost when temperatures rise between 50 and 60°F. They need rich, well-draining, slightly moist soil with a pH value of around 6. A sunny spot is the best choice as the beans require at least 8 hours of sunlight each day.
Bush beans need rich soil, so it’s best to work in some compost or aged manure into it before sowing. You can soak the seeds 24 hours before planting to speed up germination. Plant each plant 6 inches apart and leave 18 inches distance between each row.
Pole and bush are growing styles, not varieties of beans. So to determine which tastes better, you have to compare a variety of bush beans to a variety of pole beans. There are tasty and not-so-tasty varieties in both styles.
Pole beans are several bean varieties that tend to grow extremely tall, reaching 12 feet. They’re best grown in spacious gardens with trellis or frames provided for support. Pole beans produce several big yields throughout the season but take a lot of time to mature.