Pole Beans

Kentucky Blue Bean

Kentucky Blue Bean


73 days. Kentucky Blue is the offspring of 2 very popular parents, Kentucky Wonder and Blue Lake. Its characteristic deep-green pods are 6-8 inches long and quite straight. The pods are easily seen on the 6 foot tall vines and can be continuously harvested over a long season. The taste is sweet and tender, even up to the larger lengths. AAS winner. White seeds. BMV. PVP.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 105 seeds per ounce.
  • BN034/S
  • 1 oz
  • $2.65

  • BN034/P
  • 2 oz
  • $4.25

  • BN034/B
  • 1/2 lb
  • $8.95

  • BN034/F
  • 2 1/2 lbs
  • $29.65

  • BN034/G
  • 5 lbs
  • $40.50

  • BN034/I
  • 25 lbs
  • $175.00

  • BN034/J
  • 50 lbs
  • $322.50
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per ounceFertilizer Needs
60-85°F8-161"4"2-4"18-36"80%2-3 yearsListed per varietyLow

Phaseolus vulgaris Rich and flavorful beans are fiber-packed veggies that promote digestive health and are excellent sources of antioxidants that scavenge free radicals in the body. They are also nitrogen-fixing legumes; beans gather nitrogen from the air and load it into the soil to feed future crops.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Beans are shallow rooted and can require up to 1/4 inch of water a day during hot weather
• Optimum soil pH is 5.5-6.5, mildly acidic
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• Coat seed with inoculant to increase yields

Direct Sowing
• One ounce of seed plants 12-15 row feet, 1/2 pound for 100 row feet
• Grow Pole, Runner, and Yard Long beans on trellises

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Mexican bean beetles, bean weevils, cucumber beetles, spider mites
Insect control: Pyrethrin
Common diseases: See chart below
Disease prevention: Avoid wetting the foliage, remove plants at end of the year, 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Ready for harvest about 2 weeks after bloom
• Pick when pods are nearly full size and seeds are still small
• Harvest every 3-5 days to increase yields
• Store at 40-45°F and 95% relative humidity

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A* | Anthracnose
BB | Bacterial Blight
BBS | Bacterial Brown Spot
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
BMV | Bean Mosaic Virus
CTM | Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
HB | Halo Blight
PM | Powdery Mildew
PMV | Pod Mottle Virus
R | Common Rust
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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Complete waste of money
Jun 20, 2019  |  By Julie Zacharias
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I purchased these plus Violet Podded Stringless seeds. Got full germination (and good growth) with the Violets. Not ONE. Not even ONE of these seeds germinated and they were planted in the same garden bed as the Violets right alongside. Complete waste of money.