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Here is the Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean, Phaseolus vulgaris. This pole bean variety dates back to the 1850's and was originally named the Old Homestead Bean. This pole bean is excellent as a home garden variety and is beautiful in a salad and eaten fresh. We found this variety to be a highly productive type with bean pods about 6 inches long with a crisp texture great for eating fresh. One plant can produce hundreds of been pods and can be dried out for winter storage. Vines can grow to 30 feet long in the right conditions. Another great variety for drying and long term storage. Open pollinated 75 days.

Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean

SKU: 9703-15
PriceFrom $2.99
  • Quantity 15 seeds

    15 Seeds


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    Culture: Legumes have moderate fertility needs. Go easy on the nitrogen. Excessive nitrogen may induce some varieties to develop vines in moist hot weather. Tender, will not survive frost. Plant 3–4 seeds/ft. in rows 24–30" apart. Pick frequently for maximum yields, but avoid disturbing foliage in wet weather to prevent spread of fungal diseases. White-seeded beans usually don’t germinate as well as dark-seeded. Minimum germination soil temperature 60°. Optimal range 60–80°. Optimal temperature 77°. Emergence takes 16 days at 59°; only 8 days at 77°. Produce 97% normal seedlings at 77°, but only 47% at 86°.
        ANTH: Anthracnose
        BBS: Bacterial Brown Spot
        CBMV: Common Bean Mosaic Virus
        CTV: Curly Top Virus
        DM: Downy Mildew
        HB: Halo Blight
        NY 15: NY 15 Mosaic Virus
        PM: Powdery Mildew
        PMV: Pod Mottle Virus
        R: Rust
        SC: Sclerotina
    Wider spacing reduces likelihood of SC (white mold). Don’t disturb wet foliage.

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