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

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Old Homestead

         
 
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(Kentucky Wonder) Pole, 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
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 18
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

88.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Will N
Location:
Dallas, TX, United States
Date:
May 31, 2017
          5.0
 
Delicious prolific bean
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Tons of beans, delicious, ...

What are the cons? Hard to control vines

Review:

Grows very long vines with big leaves. I primarily used these to create a wall of vines to shade our patio and to eat of course. Vines grew probably 12 feet long. Produced about 45-50 days after putting seed into the ground. Tolerates heat well so far (been getting into the 90s and still producing) and dry spells. Pods grow about average size, stringless, and are pretty tender. They pickle well and are good for sauteeing. The beans are white and delicious as well, tastes similar to pinto. Both pods and beans are great in 3 bean salad. They vine like crazy and want to tangle into each other. I'm convinced these would grow 20 feet tall if they were given the trellis. For the first month so far, 8 plants produce about a pound every week, more than enough for two people plus pickles.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mr Bean Head
Location:
Huntsville, AL, United States
Date:
May 29, 2017
          5.0
 
Best beans ever
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty

What are the cons? I have no dislikes

Review:

This is our many generation family tradition for over a hundred years. We grow the beans until they are filled out and plump. Then we snap em and pull the strings and we boil them with a little salt pork or salty bacon. We boil until they are well cooked. Sometimes we put in some taters. They taste so good. Even better as leftovers warned up again. We grow em to climb long sticks that we make in a tee-pee shape tied up top.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
chris
Location:
huffman, TX, United States
Date:
December 13, 2015
          4.0
 
good bean
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? grows fast and high production

What are the cons? got hard to manage

Review:

good beans. grew fast. got hard to manage late in the season, but that may be due to poor planning on my end. Good boiled, saut?ed, and fermented into dilly beans. make sure you have plenty of room for these vines to grow.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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25 out of 26 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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21 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mary
Location:
Auxvasse, MO
Date:
July 27, 2014
          5.0
 
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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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