Many of the old timers in the gardening world swear that pole beans have a better taste than their bush grown cousins. This season I decided to test the claim by growing both kinds. The differences between the two bean types are many in terms of space requirements and visual elements. As far as the taste, the jury is still out because at my deadline for writing this piece the pole beans were still covered with blooms, but nary a bean had been produced. I think the infernal inferno of hot dry days may have something to do with it.