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Green beans are thought to have originated in Peru and spread through South and Central America by Indian tribes. Spanish explorers introduced them into Europe in the 16th century. Surveys indicate that 60% of commercially grown green beans are produced in the United States. Particularly, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and Wisconsin produce the greatest amount of green beans in the United States.
Sherwood, Brianne and Inman, Elizabeth, "Green Beans" (2011). USU Student Organic Farm Newsletter. Paper 14.