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Kentucky Wonder Bean Conventional & Organic

Kentucky Wonder Bean Conventional & Organic


70 days. Kentucky Wonder is a wonderful heirloom variety with good old-fashioned taste. Pioneers depended on the harvest from this 6-8 foot tall variety, and generations of children have snapped the flat, straight, 6-8 inch long, silvery green pods. Many remember Grandma serving the freshly steamed tender pods, so full of that rich beany flavor. Brown seeds. BMV, R.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 100 seeds per ounce.
  • BN031/S
  • 1 oz
  • $2.25

  • BN031/L
  • 1 oz Organic
  • $2.85

  • BN031/P
  • 2 oz
  • $3.05

  • BN031/M
  • 2 oz Organic
  • $4.15

  • BN031/B
  • 1/2 lb
  • $5.95

  • BN031/N
  • 1/2 lb Organic
  • $8.50

  • BN031/F
  • 2 1/2 lbs
  • $15.60

  • BN031/G
  • 5 lbs
  • $25.90

  • BN031/I
  • 25 lbs
  • $107.00

  • BN031/J
  • 50 lbs
  • $186.50
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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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Jan 19, 2016  |  By Matt DeVader
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This pole bean is not only easy to grow and easy to pick, it has wonderful flavor. I was eating them raw with my young son out in the garden. Simply the best flavor of all my green beans I grew in 2015.
Reliable variety
Oct 27, 2012  |  By David Reeves
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We love this incredible pole bean, not only for its prolific nature, but also for its wonderful flavor. This year's crop was our best in over 10 years. Definitely recommended for those who are new to gardening.