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70 days. Kentucky Wonder is a wonderful heirloom variety with good old-fashioned taste. Pioneers depended on the harvest from this 6–8 foot tall variety, and generations of children have snapped the flat, straight, 6–8 inch long, silvery green pods. Many remember Grandma serving the freshly steamed tender pods, so full of that rich beany flavor. Brown seeds; 100 per ounce. BMV, R.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Mark I.
Great Producer

Planted in a raised bed with a 5' wide x 8' tall cattle panel trellis. About 90% germination.
amazing amount of beans! I think I should've used an arched trellis, as now I need a ladder to harvest! They just keep coming. Planted to start harvesting in September. It's the 18th now and third harvest with no slowdown yet. I've only been gardening a couple years and I appreciate all the information available on your website and in your seed catalogs.

Rebecca S.
Poor germination

Only 40% germination on these Kentucky Wonder pole beans. I'd like a refund please since I've already replaced with other pole beans that have all sprouted.

So sorry to hear this didn't germ well for you! We do test every lot of seed we sell and we will not sell it if it doesn't pass our germination standards (which are higher than prescribed by the Federal Seed Act). We offer a 100% guarantee on all our products, so I have asked our customer service department to issue you a refund. Happy to hear the other beans you sowed have all sprouted, and hope you have a wonderful harvest!

Soil Temp for Germ 60–85°F
Seed Depth 1"
Seed Spacing 2–4"
Days to Emergence 8–16
Thin Plants to 4"
Row Spacing 18–36"
Fertilizer Needs Low
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Ounce Listed per variety
Seed Life 2–3 years

Rich and flavorful beans are fiber-packed veggies that promote digestive health and are excellent sources of antioxidants that scavenge free radicals in the body. They are also nitrogen-fixing legumes; beans gather nitrogen from the air and load it into the soil to feed future crops.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Beans are shallow rooted and can require up to 1/4 inch of water a day during hot weather
• Optimum soil pH is 5.5-6.5, mildly acidic
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost

Direct Sowing
• One ounce of seed plants 12-15 row feet, 1/2 pound for 100 row feet
• Grow Pole, Runner, and Yard Long beans on trellises

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Mexican bean beetles, bean weevils, cucumber beetles, spider mites
• Insect control: Pyrethrin
• Common diseases: See chart below
• Disease prevention: Avoid wetting the foliage, remove plants at the end of the year, 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Ready for harvest about 2 weeks after bloom
• Pick when pods are nearly full size and seeds are still small
• Harvest every 3-5 days to increase yields
• Store at 40-45°F and 95% relative humidity

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A* | Anthracnose
BB | Bacterial Blight
BBS | Bacterial Brown Spot
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
BMV | Bean Mosaic Virus
CTM | Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
HB | Halo Blight
PM | Powdery Mildew
PMV | Pod Mottle Virus
R | Common Rust
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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