Bean - Kentucky Wonder - Phaseolus vulgaris
Tender Annual Pole. Heirloom. Delicious, 7" long, round, stringless pods with a tender texture. Use fresh, shelled, and dried. Introduced around 1864 in Kentucky, this heirloom is a longtime favorite.
Soil & Water: Legumes like well-drained soil rich in organic matter and a moderate amount of nutrients. Water lightly at planting, medium at flowering, and heavily throughout harvest time. Avoid overhead watering which can promote disease.
Planting & Growing: Start indoors in short-season climates, or seed directly once soils have reached at least 65F, preferably after the last frost. Make small, successive plantings every 10 days for a continuous harvest.
Harvesting & Storage: Pick regularly to extend harvest period. When you have enough beans harvested you can let the remaining beans mature and dry them on the vine to use as shell beans. Fresh pole beans freeze well.
Did You Know? Pole beans can be grown on a fence or trellis.
Soil Temperature: 65-85F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 7-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 6'-8'
Days To Maturity: 68-72 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 3"
Approx Seeds per 1/2 lbs: 705
3 x 8 x 0.75 inches.