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Old Homestead (40-60 seeds) (BN105) $2.75
BULK SEED 1/2 lb (BN105F) $6.50

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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: 22
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

81.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
City Girl Gone Country
Location:
South Fulton, TN, United States
Date:
September 12, 2019
          4.0
 
Very Impressed
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Hardy

What are the cons? strings

Review:

These beans are real troopers. They will grow in cool wet conditions or will grow in hot dry conditions. They have produced all summer. These beans germinated when I couldn't get others to sprout. The only reason they didn't get 5 stars in because I'm not a big fan of the strings. They are fast growing so if you don't catch them small you have to remove the strings. I will most certainly be growing these again next year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cocoa2Labs
Location:
Harrison, MI, United States
Date:
August 22, 2019
          3.0
 
Delicious but too stringy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? These beans are delicious

What are the cons? Strings are too hard to remove

Review:

These beans are very tasty and tender if it weren’t for the strings. The grow very well here in Michigan but you have to mind after the vines so that they don’t take over the garden space for your bush beans. I purchased Blue Lake bean seeds and a few of these seeds got mixed in.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JVAK
Location:
Lower Hudson Valley, NY, United States
Date:
December 28, 2018
          3.0
 
OK when you catch them early.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Tons of beans

What are the cons? Very stringy

Review:

We enjoyed the beans straight from the vines at first but as the season went on we couldn't catch them in time (there were tons!). When the beans had more time on the plants they became huge, tough and too stringy even when cooked.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
commonsage
Location:
Austin, TX, United States
Date:
June 8, 2018
          4.0
 
Confused
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? beautiful vines

What are the cons? weren't tasty?

Review:

It's entirely possible that this is completely my fault, but when cooked I found these very furry and chewy. Assuming I can figure out why that was, I will be growing these everywhere because of the beautiful, prolific vines and white flowers.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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32 out of 33 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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