Climbing Bean: Kentucky Wonder

Phaseolus vulgaris
40 seeds/pkt
  • One of the best for flavour
  • Vigorous climber
  • Heavy bearing

$3.25 inc GST

$3.25 inc GST

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Product Description
Planting Guide

Product Description

Kentucky Wonder Climbing Bean is an heirloom, open-pollinated variety that has long been the standard pole bean. It is a heavy-yielding variety. Plants produce straight, 24cm pods that are string-less when young. Seeds are brown and pods are oval to round with a great texture and meaty flavour. This variety is great for fresh eating, canning, and freezing. It also works great as a dried bean if the pods are allowed to reach full size. It is resistant to bean rust, which can lead to reddish-orange spots and pustules on leaves and pods, and its beans are ready to be picked starting 65 days after sowing, about 10 days earlier than many pole bean varieties.

Harvesting: Harvesting: Beans should be picked while the pods still snap, and the beans have not filled the pod out completely. Beans get tough and stringy if allowed to grow too big. If beans are picked when they are ready, the plants will continue producing for several weeks. When harvesting, use two hands to hold the bean and pull it from the stem, yanking it off the stem with one hand can often damage the plant.

Planting Guide

Method: Direct
Planting Depth: 20mm
Germination: 7 to 14 days at 18 to 26C
Life Cycle: Frost tender annual
Plant Height: Climbing
Row Spacing: 50cm
Plant Spacing: 10cm
Position: Full sun
Days to maturity/flowering: 50 to 65 days
Other: Plants do best with a medium to climb on; trellis or garden stake are popular solutions. Pick regularly to prolong flowering