Climbing Bean Kentucky Wonder
The climbing bean Kentucky Wonder is an heirloom from 1864. A tall growing bean (up to 2.2m high) that produces round, slightly curved green beans around 15 to 20cm long. Stringless when you pick them young. Picking often helps produce large yields. Did well in my garden over the 2020/21 summer.
SOW – late October to December (cool climate)
SPACING – 15cm plants, 1m rows (sow two or three to a hole and soak seed overnight to aide germination)
The common bean is a highly variable species that has a long history of cultivation. All wild members of the species have a climbing habit, but many cultivars are classified either as bush beans or dwarf beans, or as pole beans or climbing beans, depending on their style of growth.
Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 24 to 26 C (around 7 days to germination)
- approx 3 seeds per gram.