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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

 

PLANTING

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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