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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: 12
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

83.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 5 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

11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Julianne
Location:
Gatesville, NC
Date:
October 8, 2013
          5.0
 
Excellent no fuss plants
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Hardy

What are the cons? None

Review:

I highly appreciate plants that are prolific and easy to grow. I was a bit late getting these in the ground this year due to other projects but that was no detriment in growing these beans. It is early October and I am still picking beans every few days. A friend planted some bush snaps and used regular gardening techniques, spraying for insects and using chemical fertilizers and ended up with insect and disease ridden beans. I planted these and basically forgot them with the exception of watering occasionally and have had an excess of snaps from just a handful of plants planted along our chain link fence and held up by a few trellises and teepees throughout the yard. The beans were beautiful and I use the younger ones for crisp fresh cooked beans, and the slightly older ones for slow cooked seasoned beans. The older ones can still be destringed as you snap them. I imagine I will continue to get more beans up until frost! This one will become a staple in my garden from now on.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Julianne 8 Oct 2013

9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
lejohnsen
Location:
Salt Lake City, UT
Date:
September 17, 2013
          5.0
 
Wow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Grows fast and tall!!!!

What are the cons? none yet

Review:

We planted these beans late - seeded into the ground in mid-June. Two months later and we are picking every day and I have put up tons. We planted these pole beans on an exposed west-facing wall of our house with the idea of creating some green shade or sun break for our brick home. They have met that in spades. Planted at the basement level, they have grown up past one story and are to the windows on the main level. I estimate 12 feet or more. I wish I had planted them sooner, as the protection from the sun during mid-July and early August would have been nice - but that's our fault. I definitely look forward to planting them next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By lejohnsen 17 Sep 2013

7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Miami_Urban_Kitchen
Location:
Miami Shores, FL
Date:
July 11, 2013
          5.0
 
Hearty and Prolific
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

Prolific; in So.Fla. where very little grows after March/April these plants will produce a hefty amount of beans well into the summer (our growing season in roughly August-April). In fact we plant them in March and have beans well into August when we pull em up and rotate in tomatoes or corn. Susceptible to works, spray with BT works well. Tender when picked young (like french Haricots Verts).

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Miami_Urban_Kitchen 11 Jul 2013

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