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Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean


Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean is an heirloom, open-pollinated snap bean with a climbing growing habit. Produces heavy yields of 9″ straight pods from spring until first frost in fall/winter. Phaseolus vulgaris. 50 days to maturity. 1,200 seeds per lb.

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Be sure to check out our Beans Growing Guide for more tips & tricks on successfully growing beans. 

Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean is an heirloom pole bean that grows prolific on a trellis. We recommend using a strong, sturdy trellis such as a fence panel to support the plant foliage. Unlike bush beans which will stop producing after several harvests, pole beans will grow from spring until the first frost in fall or winter. During the heat of summer, beans may stop production and drop blooms. But production will resume once temperatures begin to cool in early fall.

Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean is an heirloom, open-pollinated variety that has long been the standard pole bean. It is a heavy-yielding variety that produces an average 150-200 lbs of fresh beans per 100' row. Plants produce straight, 9" pods that are stringless when young. Seeds are brown and pods are oval to round with a great texture and meaty flavor. 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.

Beans should be planted in spring after the last frost has occurred. Beans will germinate best once soil temps have reached 65 F or higher. Optimal germination temperature is around 77 F. Seeds can require 8 to 16 days to germinate, depending on the soil temperature.

Direct seeding is recommended. We suggest using a #6 plate on the Hoss Garden Seeder and modifying the hole size (if necessary) to fit the seed size. Beans should be planted relatively thick along the row and thinned to the desired spacing. Consider planting pole beans on both sides of the trellis to maximize the potential of the trellised area.

Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean Planting Information

Planting Method: direct sow

When to Plant: after last frost

Planting Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 3-4"

Row Spacing: 3'

Days to Maturity: 50

Disease Resistance: Common Bean Mosaic Virus, Rust

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Madro Noble
Off to a good start..

First time for us and we are off to a good start. Fast shipping from Hoss

Bill Rodgers
Pole bean

Fast shipping awesome package and price. Haven’t planted yet will update

Arthur F.
5 out of 5

Ordered the Kentucky Wonder pole beans. They arrived the following week. Planted late Sunday afternoon 4-2-2023. Watered the rows each afternoon. Today is Wednesday 4-5-2023 and the beans are breaking the ground now. Fast shipping and fast germination. What more could you ask for? Thanks Hoss

Linda Patterson
5 out of 5

Great germination

Cheryl Yankey
5 out of 5

This is my all time favorite pole bean-to grow and has been for decades. None better and an heirloom variety also.