After growing Contender bush beans, Tendergreen bush beans and Kentucky Wonder pole beans side by side, I have found Contender to have the best flavor and texture by a long shot. At this point, I don’t care if they take up more space or are less productive than pole beans. They are quite good! The children love them as well and find the bush beans easier to pick.
Sometimes bush beans make sense. I’m planting more this evening.
I also got some more hyacinth beans as well as jicama today. Those will be fun to try.