Beans are an easy-to-grow, nutritious vegetable crop available in multiple forms and habits. Different types are eaten fresh, cooked, or dried for use in soups and chili. Climbing types include pole beans, runner beans (which are also attractive ornamentals), and lima beans. Forms with a compact habit include bush beans, dry or shell beans, fillet beans, and soybeans.
Did you know?
Beans were one of the staple crops grown together with corn and squash by some Native American tribes.