French Filet Beans - Knowledgebase Question

Frazer, PA
Question by jimarmul
December 29, 2000
When refering to the French Filet Bean, what does (FILET)
mean, are they bush or pole beans?

Answer from NGA
December 29, 2000


As you probably know, pole beans are climbing vines that need poles or other supports, and bush beans grow as short plants needing no support. Filet or "French" beans can be either pole or bush (most however are bush types) and are varieties intended to be picked when they are still very skinny -- under 1/4 inch in diameter -- and very tender.

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