Seeds - Bean, Kentucky Wonder (Pole) OG
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Description: Unbeatable productivity, consistency, and flavor. This hardy heirloom bean was introduced in Kentucky just prior to the Civil War, and has been highly=popular and reliable ever since! Pods are 7" - 9" long, stringless, solid and meaty. Use fresh for snap beans, or dry on vines for an excellent soup bean.
Pack Size: 1 ounce
Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Alternative Names: Pole bean
Main Uses: Culinary
Days to Maturity: 65 days
Exposure: Full to part sun
Height: 5-7'/ Pole habit
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 7 - 14 days at 22ºC.
Outdoors: Direct seed once all risk of frost has passed. Sow successive plantings every 2 - 3 weeks to ensure a continual harvest. Choose well-drained soil with average fertility.
Planting Depth: 1”.
Spacing: Sow seeds 6” apart in rows 18 - 36” apart. If you are planting around a pole, sow 8 - 10 seeds per pole and thin to 4 - 5 plants per pole.
Notes: Pole beans take longer to reach maturity than bush beans, but they have a longer production period.
Growing: Pole beans require a trellis, netting or a pole to accommodate their vining habit.
Growing in Containers: May be grown in raised beds or very large planters, such as barrels. Provide a trellis or netting.
Garden Companions: Companions to beans: Beets, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, corn, eggplant, potato, radishes, kale, lettuce, peas, potatoes, swiss chard, and strawberry.
Plants to Avoid: All members of the allium family (onions, leeks, garlic, scallions) and Kohlrabi inhibit growth in beans. Sunflowers will compete for light.
Pest/Disease Issues: Aphids can be washed off plants with a hard stream of water.
Harvesting: Harvest early and often to increase yields. Remove over-sized beans to maintain pod production.
Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.