Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean
- Pole bean
- Stringless pods
- Great flavor
- Vines grow 5-7 feet
- Snap bean
- 58-64 days
- ±1,200 seeds/lb
This historic variety, renowned for its tenderness and great flavor, was first marketed in 1864 as Texas Pole, then renamed and introduced in 1877 as Kentucky Wonder by James J. H. Gregory & Sons. Vigorous plants yield clusters of 7-10” pods that are stringless when young. Pole habit, snap, 58-64 days. ±1,200 seeds/lb.
Learn to Grow Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean
Direct Seed: 2" Apart
Seed Depth: 1"
Support: Trellis, tepee, or fencing
Light: Full Sun
Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest frequently for increased yields.
Ratings & Reviews
Kentucky Wonder is a Great Pole Bean
I have been saving these seeds for thirty years. I got the original seeds from a 90 years old neighbor. The seeds have good germination even after a year or two of not planting. Plants climb to about 6 feet. Pick when young as they have strings as they age. Breeds true from seed. Japanese beetles like them so hand pick if you get this problem.