50 Seeds per pack
(Phaseolus vulgaris) 60 – 75 days. Snap and Shell Bean Missouri Wonder Pole Bean is an old-time favorite of the South which mainly used to be grown by farmers along with corn in the fields, with the corn stalks being the support for the bean vines. Now a great favorite among gardeners for their full flavor and excellent resilience in harsh conditions. Hardy vines 5-6′ producing lots of flat and slightly curved beans 6-7″ long. Missouri Wonder Pole Beans young snap beans, green shelling or shelly beans when full grown, or can be left on the vine until dry and saved as dry beans/soup beans. Can be eaten fresh, canned, frozen, or dried and used in soup or makes delicious baked beans. Seeds look a lot like pinto beans, a light dusty rose-tan, with cocoa colored stripes. A wonderful all around favorite bean, very versatile!
Planting Instructions for Missouri Wonder Pole Bean Seeds
Sow Heirloom / Open Pollinated Missouri Wonder Pole Bean 1-2″ deep, 2-6″ apart, in rows 18-36″ apart, in full sun after danger of frost. Soaking Missouri Wonder Pole 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 heirloom pole bean varieties. For heirloom 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.