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Old Homestead (Kentucky Wonder) Bean (40-60 seeds) (BN105) $2.50
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BULK SEED 1/2 lb (BN105F) $5.50
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Old Homestead (Kentucky Wonder) Bean

         
 
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65 days. This homesteaders’ heirloom was first mentioned in The Country Gentleman magazine in 1864 under the name of Texas Pole. It was not until 1877 that it was introduced as Kentucky Wonder by James J.H. Gregory & Sons and has been popular ever since. It is a pole bean with 6”- 8” green pods that are very tender when cooked and have a great flavor. In 1896 Peter Henderson & Co. said, “This we regard as far ahead of any other green Pole Bean.” They also said it was 10 days earlier.

 
Old Homestead (Kentucky Wonder) Bean
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 15
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

86.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
plumcrazy57
Location:
Connersville, IN
Date:
August 25, 2014
          4.0
 
high yield
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? no fuss

What are the cons? strings

Review:

These a tee so easy to grow and give plenty of beans. Pick early for thinner tender beans or wait and snap for freezing/canning. Can also let dry on vine and harvest for soup beans!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By plumcrazy57 25 Aug 2014

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mary
Location:
Auxvasse, MO
Date:
July 27, 2014
          5.0
 
Volunteers
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Vigorous healthy vines.

What are the cons? scratchy

Review:

We planted a few of these last year. They are good but best if they don't get too large. The strings pull off easily when the beans are snapped. We missed beans on the vines last year and they developed into dried pods. This year, we had enough volunteer plants that we didn't plant any. I moved the plants to a corner of the garden with a wooden teepee. This has supplied enough beans for the table for two persons. I like them better this year, the pods are more tender.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Mary 27 Jul 2014

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MaddMac
Location:
Greenfield, OH
Date:
July 25, 2014
          5.0
 
Best All Around Bean
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Best flavored bean

What are the cons? Give it room to grow "UP"

Review:

This is our favorite bean as both a green bean and a soup bean. In fact, we have never had a better soup bean. The hardest part about growing them for soup is leaving enough on the vine to dry since they are such a fantastic green bean.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By MaddMac 25 Jul 2014

4 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
heartsonfire707
Location:
Santa Rosa, CA
Date:
January 4, 2014
          2.0
 
not my favorite
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? none

What are the cons? poor yield

Review:

I did a little trial with these guys right next to Cherokee Trail Of Tears (beans) and they did very poorly in comparison. Granted, I forgot to water them during a California heat wave but the Cherokee beans produced, and these had a few pods per plant, 2 weeks later. I'm sure with better weather, watering and soil they would do better, as other's reviews reflect.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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By heartsonfire707 4 Jan 2014

14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Diane E. E.
Location:
Newman Lake WA, WA
Date:
October 23, 2013
          5.0
 
Husbands Favorite
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Grew well in lousy soil

What are the cons? None

Review:

We bought a five acre farm last spring, and there was so much unpacking and yard work to get done. We found a spot of neglected soil, full of rocks and mucky rotted grass composting in it. Husband tilled it, then we arched three cattle panels and planted these beans. I presoaked them. They came right up and thrived. I planted them very close together and on both sides of the panels. They climbed up the metal and made the most beautiful archways to walk under, with all the lovely beans hanging down for easy picking. We planted other beans elsewhere, but found these to be tender and tasty. The strings were not a problem. I canned many pints and quarts and they taste great too. Husband wants these next year. Definitely recommend. They made me quite proud of my first garden, but can't take much credit when it was such a hardy bean DNA that accomplished it. They tolerated extreme heat too.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Diane E. E. 23 Oct 2013

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