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Bean – Organic Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean

(a.k.a. Old Homestead, Texas Pole, Kentucky Wonder Green Pod, Improved Kentucky Wonder, Egg Harbour, and Improved Kentucky Wonder)

(Phaseolus vulgaris) 58-72 days.    Organic Snap Bean    Organic Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean is an old Organic heirloom bean variety, originally introduced in 1864, which remains one of the most popular pole beans to this day. Organic Kentucky Wonder Heirloom Pole Beans produce some of the most delicious green beans you will ever taste. Tall, hardy 5-7′ vines produce clusters of large numbers of 7-10″ bean pods, bright green, flavorful, and full of plump brown or white seeds. Bears freely, when picked frequently, prolific vines will keep producing right up until the first fall frosts. Formerly known as the Texas Pole Bean, given its present name by seedsman James J.H. Gregory in 1877. Perfect green bean for fresh, cooked, frozen or canned beans. Rust Resistant.

Planting Instructions for Organic Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean Seeds

Sow Organic Heirloom / Open Pollinated Organic Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans 1-2″ deep, 2-6″ apart, in rows 18-36″ apart, in full sun after danger of frost. Soaking bean seeds in water 1-2 hours before planting speeds germination. Germination occurs in 4-16 days in soil 60-85°F. Provide support for Organic heirloom pole bean varieties. For Organic Kentucky Wonder Pole snap beans, harvest when beans are 3-6″ long. For dry beans, leave pods on plants until pods are dry, brown, and crisp, and beans are hard and rattle in pod, if more drying is needed when danger of frost has arrived, pick pods or pull entire plant and hang upside down to dry further.

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