I am a pole bean novice when it comes to growing, Ive eaten plenty but these seem pretty hardy. Weve had lots of storms and hail this year and I was really worried but these beans just keep growing! Theyve actually outgrown the supports I built for them. I pick them every weekend and get enough for several meals and Ive canned once so far. Theyve also stood up pretty well to the Japanese Beetle invasion. Id recommend them.