Pole Beans

Kentucky Blue Bean

Kentucky Blue Bean

BN034

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.
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  • 1 oz
  • $2.65

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  • 2 oz
  • $4.25

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  • 1/2 lb
  • $8.95

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  • 2 1/2 lbs
  • $29.65

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  • 5 lbs
  • $40.50

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  • 25 lbs
  • $175.00

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  • 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.

Culture
• 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

KEY TO BEAN DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
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.