Bean Pole Old Homestead (Kentucky Wonder)

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This heirloom pole bean has great flavor in its seven inch long, round, stringless pods. These productive vines have high yields of tender beans that can be used fresh, shelled, and dried. First introduced around 1864 in Kentucky, this heirloom is a longtime favorite. Also known as Kentucky Wonder.

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Heirloom Pole bean.  Great tasting, seven inch long, round, stringless pods with a tender texture. First introduced around 1864 in Kentucky, this heirloom is a longtime favorite.  Use fresh, shelled, and dried.  Also known as Kentucky Wonder.

Bean – Old Homestead (Kentucky Wonder) – Phaseolus vulgaris

Soil and Water: Legumes like well-drained soil rich in organic matter and a moderate amount of nutrients. Water lightly at planting, medium at flowering, and heavily throughout harvest time. Avoid overhead watering which can promote disease.

Planting and Growing: Start indoors in short-season climates, or seed directly once soils have reached at least 65°F, preferably after the last frost.

Harvesting and Storage: Pick regularly to extend harvest period. When you have enough beans harvested you can let the remaining beans mature and dry them on the vine to use as shell beans. Fresh green beans freeze well.

  • Soil Temperature: 65-85°F
  • Planting Depth: 1″
  • Germination: 7-10 Days
  • Height At Maturity: 6′-8′
  • Days To Maturity: 70-80 Days
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun
  • Spacing After Thinning: 3″
  • Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds

Product image via: Peaceful Valley Farm Supply

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