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Bean, Kentucky Wonder Pole

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Pods are oval, thick, gently curved, meaty and tender. Stringless when young.

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HEIRLOOM. Kentucky Wonder is a brown-seeded bean noted for its exceptional flavor and its heavy crops of 9" green pods, borne in clusters. Pods are oval, thick, gently curved, meaty and tender, and they're stringless when young. It's been proven tops for productivity, flavor and wide adaptability; it's delicious fresh, frozen or dried for shell beans. Pole beans yield much longer than bush beans, right up to frost. Plant 4-6" apart at the base of poles, trellis, a fence or our Bean Tower. A 2 oz. seed pack will plant a row of about 20 ft. or 10-16 poles.
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65 days

Fruit Size null

7-9 inches

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Full Sun

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18 inches

Height null

6-9 feet

Sow Method null

Direct Sow

Planting Time null

Spring, Summer

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After Last Frost

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6 inches

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  • Days To Maturity
    65 days
    Fruit Size
    7-9 inches
    Full Sun
    18 inches
    6-9 feet
    Sow Method
    Direct Sow
    Planting Time
    Spring, Summer
    Sow Time
    After Last Frost
    6 inches
    Life Cycle
  • Bean, Kentucky Wonder Pole is rated 3.8947 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing better The real deal in pole beans. too short a review but I have nothing to add
    Date published: 2016-02-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Growing like wildfire! Very happy to receive these bean seeds in the mail. Planted then next to Ruby Queen corn and both are doing fantastic! The beans are out growing the corn. The corn are about a foot tall and the beans are about 3 feet tall. I'm very happy with the results.
    Date published: 2015-03-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Heirloom Bean! These Kentucky Wonder pole beans are like my father and grandfather grew 50 to 75 years ago! They are prolific plants with many beans on each. Beans are easy to pull off plants and taste like the old days. I had poled on Indian corn and sweet corn, but next year would pole differently. Unfortunately, We had a lot of rain this year and beans did not do well under high humidity. Just one of those years!
    Date published: 2014-09-21
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good taste but pick early This is a very nice producing bean. I did a 6 ft fence structure, and they outgrew it by 2 or 3 feet. They produced really well until frost, but you must pick them early, in my opinion. If you don't you'll get strings galore. These are heavy strings too, and snapping and destringing won't get them all. I probably won't grow them again. I'll try Fortex next year.
    Date published: 2013-10-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beanless In Pennsylvania I have had great harvests with bush beans so I thought I'd give the Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans a try. They are eight feet tall, healthy looking BUT not one single bean, nope not one. I sowed them May 3rd, it is now July 6th so I would think I would see something that resembles a bean. Maybe I received a sterile pack ? I gave it a 4 star rating because I am sure this is not typical just disappointing.
    Date published: 2013-07-06
    Date published: 2012-06-12
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Seeds did not germinate. Only 2 or 3 came up
    Date published: 2012-05-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from compact and prolific growing plant! I only planted 8 seeds, just to try out this been. Thankfully, I only planted 8 seeds! These plants have been non-stop with the pods. Freezes well. Bean pods are much longer than I expected. Taste great, too.
    Date published: 2012-05-09
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