The information on this page applies to seedlings sold by LEAF Nursery during our 2021 Seedling Sale.
Phaseolus vulgaris. You can't lose with this 1800s heirloom. 'Kentucky Wonder' (brown seeded) has wonderful, if not unsurpassed flavor. It out-produces most other pole beans with heavy crops of 9" long, gently curved, oval pods. A multi-use bean: drying, shelling and green. Stringless when young. Excellent for freezing. Good production even in hot climates. Disease resistant. 7"–9" long, ½" wide silvery-green pods; stringless when young, brown seeds. Pre-Civil War variety known then under different names, released as 'Kentucky Wonder' in 1877 by J. H. Gregory & Sons seed company. Resistant to bean common mosaic virus.
|Container Friendly||Trellis Needed||Easy to Grow||Pollinator Friendly|
When to Plant Your Seedling
|Full Sun||65°F, ideally 70°–85°F||The soil needs to be rich in organic matter, well drained, loose, and warm||Evenly moist but not soggy. Water soil not foliate to reduce chance of fungal disease|
|Plant Spacing||Row Spacing||Days to Maturity|
|6"||36"||63 days from seed|
Common Diseases and Pests
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