Popular heavy producing green pole beans. Excellent for eating fresh, freezing, or canning when pods are young. When allowed to fully mature it makes a good shell bean. Pods are oval, thick, and tender. Stringless when young. Noted for exceptional flavor. Introduced before 1864 as Texas Pole, then introduced in 1877 as Kentucky wonder. Heavy crops of 9 inch green pods borne in clusters that bear delicious brown seeded beans. Very reliable, early maturing, and productive. Pole beans yield right up to frost.
Sowing: Plant in full sun outdoors in spring when all danger of frost and soil is warm. Sow seeds 1-1 1/2 inch deep in moist well drained soil, placing seed on it's side. Keep seed bed moderately moist during germination. If started indoors first, transplant when 2-3 inches in height. Soaking 1-2 hours before planting speeds germination.
Germination: 7-14 days Spacing: Space plants 4-6 inches apart. Space rows 3 feet apart Height: 5-6 feet Days to maturity: 65 days Light: Full Sun
Information: For best harvest, keep sowing for 3 week intervals until late spring. For fall crops begin in late summer and continue until a month or so before first frost date. Support with poles, trellis, string, or fence. Water deeply by soaking soil. Pick when young for best flavor. A 15 foot row of pole beans will produce about 12 pounds of beans over a 6-8 week period. For dry beans leave pods on plants until dry or pick when leathery and dry indoors. A 10 foot row should provide the average 3-4 person family with beans two times a week throughout the growing season.
Bean - Kentucky Wonder Pole