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Kentucky Blue Pole Bean (62 Days)

This bean combines the positive characteristics of Kentucky Wonder and Blue Lake beans in a symbiosis wherein the child is an improvement upon both parents. The vigorous vines produce an abundance of exceptionally flavorful nearly straight, stringless pods. Beans are best harvested at 7”. 

50 seeds

PLANTING

Phaseolus vulgaris

Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures are 70-85ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: 1” deep 

Outside Sowing: After last frost with soil temperatures above 60ºF.  Sow 3- 4” apart for trellis/pole growth. Planting in soil under 60ºF results in poor germination. 

How much does a packet plant: 12 foot single row 

Harvest: Before the seeds bulge and beans snap easily. Pick continually every 2-3 days to prolong production.

Tips: Grow in light, well-drained soil, provide adequate, even moisture, especially at flowering time. Dry soil can result in low yields and fibrous pods. Do not over fertilize with nitrogen which results in a surplus of foliage and low, delayed pod growth. Adding inoculant at planting time aids in a larger harvest and more robust plants. 

 

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DH
04/07/2018
Dave H.
United States

pole beans

Well, I had to chop thru about 6" inches of permafrost to plant the seeds and then set a propane torch on them to germinate, but when they took off, holy cow, up the pole and onto the electric wires and now the whole town in blanketed with the vines, so the sunlight can't break thru and it looks like we'll be froze in until maybe August. Great plant, tho.

JL
02/02/2018
June Lauer
Penn Valley, PA

Try Fortex pole beans instead of Kentucky Blue

I tried Fortex pole beans for the first time in 2017 and found the yield and length of harvest superior to Kentucky Blue Pole beans. The Fortex beans can be quite long (up to 12" in length) but the flavor was always excellent.

ME
01/20/2018
Marie E.
United States

I buy Kentucky Blue Pole

I buy Kentucky Blue Pole Beans every year. Although I try other beans that sometimes come in earlier, none have the flavor or yield I get with Kentucky Blue, and I've had very little problem with pests, once they are established. A terrific bean.

ME
01/20/2018
Marie E.
United States

I buy Kentucky Blue Pole

I buy Kentucky Blue Pole Beans every year. Although I try other beans that sometimes come in earlier, none have the flavor or yield I get with Kentucky Blue, and I've had very little problem with pests, once they are established. A terrific bean.

M
09/17/2017
Michelle

Delicate and delicious in zone 3-4

I've always grown Kentucky Wonder, but wanted to try something new. These are a wonderful bean. The yield was a bit less than my Kentucky Wonders but was still ample, and I'm sold on the flavor. The pods grow quickly and the beans stay immature so no tough beans here! Just a beautiful, slender, crisp-tender bean. My favorite veggie in the garden this year! Outstanding.