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Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean
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Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean

Grandma's Favorite Fresh Bean

  • Long-time favorite pole bean
  • 8-9 in. pods
  • No strings if harvested before seeds mature
  • A good shelling bean
  • Plants require support or trellis
One of the most popular pole beans on the market, Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean is vigorous, rust resistant and adaptable to many parts of the country. This old-fashioned favorite produces plenty of 8-9 in., smooth, green pods. Harvest before they mature and enjoy stringless, richly and distinctively flavored pods. Or, let the pods mature and harvest them for shell beans. A good bean for eating fresh, canning and freezing. If picked regularly, the plants will produce heavy yields until frost. Because it climbs, Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean is a space saver in the garden. Requires a support or trellis. 67 DAYS.
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  • Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris 'Kentucky Wonder'; Family: Fabaceae/Leguminosae (Bean Family).
  • Height: 5 - 7 feet.
  • Spacing: Plant 1 inch deep and 4 inches apart in rows 30 inches apart.
  • Depth: 1 - 1.5 inches.
  • Spread: Vine.
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
  • Yield: 150 pounds per 100 foot row.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Fruit: Flat, oval, medium-green pods in clusters with brown and buff colored seeds.
  • Days To Maturity: 67 days.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual.
  • Germination: 6 - 10 days.
  • Form: Annual. Climbing, must be staked.
  • Soil Requirements: Rich, well-drained soil; pH 6.0 - 6.8.
  • Growth Rate: Medium to fast growth rate.
  • Seed Count: 2 oz. packet is approximately 150 seeds, 1/2 lb. is approximately 600 seeds.
  • Size: 8 - 9 inch pods.
  • Comments: Rust resistant. Climbs freely. Distinctive flavor. Good firmness, straight and smooth. Oldest and most widely used. Extends the bean season. Bears until frost if picked regularly. Also refer to pole bean culture.

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