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Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean (Heirloom 66 Days)

Heirloom 1877

This dual-purpose bean can be used for either eating fresh or as a shell bean. A real heirloom, it came from a woman named Nancy Davis in Kentucky. Pods grow to 9” in length and yield is continuous. Picked young, they are among the tastiest green beans. Brown seed. Stringless. Disease Resistance-Common Bean Mosaic

50 seeds



Phaseolus vulgaris

Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures are 70-85ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: 1” deep 

Outside Sowing: After the 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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Shari B.
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Wonderful Wonder Beans

The shopping experience was easy. The beans were slow to get started, but once they did, they were prolific and very tasty.

Karen H.
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I have a credit of $3.90. Can you send me one pack of 310 LAURENTIAN (100 seeds-for$2.25 on page 46. Thank you. The green beans seeds were great. I ate some for dinner today. And I even gave a old school teacher of mine a pack of the green beans seeds.

Jennifer H.
United States United States
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Best flavor

This variety is our favorite. Seeds had a high germination rate and plants are robust. The foliage is a Japanese beetle salad bar, but hand-picking into soapy water is keeping the damage reasonable. We usually freeze 90+ quarts for winter use. If kept picked, they will produce right up to frost. Everyone we share them with prefers their flavor over regular bush beans of any kind.

Barbara D.
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love these beans

Excellent, Pinetree is so easy to work with

Vicki C.
United States United States
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Yummy beans!

Full-flavored Kentucky Wonders are the best tasting beans ever! They are grow quickly and produce prolifically, usually at eye-level where they are easy to pick. Cool beans!