Locally known as Mishiri, French beans have traditionally been grown in Kenya for Export. As time has gone by local consumption of french beans has been increasing. 

French beans can be grown both on a large scale and small scale. However, it is recommended to grow french beans on a small scale, with staggered planting where possible. This is due to the fact that farming french beans is labor intensive. 

French beans take 45 to 50 days to mature, making them a good crop for farmers seeking short production cycles.