Or Dwarf French beans as we know them in the UK. Some are pencil shaped; others flat green, yellow or purple pods. These varieties are very forgiving, requiring little or no support and will fit into a small sunny spot or even a large container. With the right conditions, picking the pods regularly to encourage the formation of new flowers then you could pick 0.5 kg per plant over several weeks.
French beans, whether climbing or dwarf dislike cold feet. Start them off indoors in individual modules or paper pots (loo rolls even!) filled with a good compost. Delay planting out until you’re sure the frost has gone. Protect from unexpected cold weather, cover with a cloche or even sheets of newspaper overnight. If sowing direct into the ground, sow in June, they will catch up in the warmed soil.
If like me you live on a windy hillside, then dwarfs can shelter behind a windbreak of their taller neighbours.
TIP: grow in blocks rather than rows, then each plant supports the others