Bean Pole Kentucky Wonder HEIRLOOM Seeds

Bean Pole Kentucky Wonder HEIRLOOM Seeds

Phaseolus vulgaris

Item #0117

63 days.You can’t lose with this 1800s heirloom. Kentucky Wonder (brown seeded) has wonderful, if not unsurpassed flavor. It out-produces most other pole beans with heavy crops of 9" long, gently curved, oval pods. A multi-use bean: drying, shelling and green. Stringless when young. Excellent for freezing. Good even in hot climates.

This packet sows two teepees or one 6 to 10-foot row. See inside for instructions on how to build a bean teepee.

Days to Emerge:
10 days

Seed Depth:
1"

Seed Spacing:
2 seeds every
4" to 6"

Row Spacing:
3' - 4'

Thinning:
When 1" tall,
thin to 1 every
4" - 6"


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when temperatures are warm. NOTE: In very hot summer areas such as the South and Southwest, sow in March for June harvest, and August for late September harvest.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: Snap beans are ready to pick when the pod “snaps” or breaks in half cleanly. This is when seeds have just begun to form and the pods are 7" - 9" long. Hold stem with one hand, and the pod with the other hand to avoid pulling off branches which may continue to produce. At season’s end, plants are great compost material if not diseased.

Artist: Donna Clement



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