Kentucky Wonder is a long, fleshy and stringless pole bean. Early maturing, productive and very reliable. Enjoyed fresh, canned, dried and frozen.
Species: Phaseolus vulgaris
Sun: full sun
Sowing Method: direct seed only
Planting: plant after last frost
Frost Tolerance: frost sensitive
Qualities: open-pollinated, non-hybrid
Beans, which have been cultivated for thousands of years in many regions of the world, are part of the legume family. They grow in pods and come in a huge profusion of colors and forms. They are eaten both fresh and dried and grow on vines which need trellising of some kind. They have the ability to fix nitrogen in the soil and, thus, make good rotation partners in the garden for plants with a high requirement for nitrogen. Fresh beans can be frozen, canned or dehydrated. Leave beans on the vine for drying. Nutrients: dietary fiber, protein, vitamins A and C and riboflavin.
Growing: Frost sensitive annual that is direct seeded and grows up to 8' on trellises, poles, tipis or sunflowers to produce high yields and ease of harvest. Plant Seeds: 1' deep with 2-3' between seeds, in rows 3-4' apart. Soil Temp: 60-80?F. Days to Emergence: 8-16. Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: 4-6". Seeds/Oz: 60. Seed Wt./100' Row: 6oz. Average Yield/100' Row: 150-200lbs. Days to Harvest: 60-80. Seed Viability: 3-6 years. Companions: Beets, Cabbage family, Carrots, Nasturtium, Squash family, Sunflowers.