Are green beans and runner beans the same thing?

  1. Just Ask Susan profile image90
    Just Ask Susanposted 4 years ago

    Are green beans and runner beans the same thing?

    If there's a difference between the two, what are the differences?

  2. CraftytotheCore profile image83
    CraftytotheCoreposted 4 years ago

    Green beans grow as "pole" beans or "bush" beans.  One grows on a vine up a pole and the other grows on short bushes.

    I didn't know what a runner bean was when I saw your question and suspected it could be a pole bean.  I was wrong though.  I looked it up.

    A runner bean has flowers and black beans inside from what I'm reading.

  3. Merlin Fraser profile image77
    Merlin Fraserposted 4 years ago

    Green beans, also known as string bean or snap bean in the US are not the same as Runner Beans.

    You also have Haricots verts, French for "green beans", also known as French beans, is a variety of green bean that's longer, thinner.

    However the main difference between Green beans and Runner beans is shape,  Green beans are long and round whereas Runner beans are long and flat.