Approximately 2-3seeds per gram. Phaseolus vulgaris LOT#BP23209 The Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean also knows as “Old Homestead” & “Texas Pole” is one of the oldest and most widely used bean varieties ever grown. It is a dependable variety that produces heavy yields of beans born in clusters. The dark green beans are stingless when young with a rich bean flavour. Average pod length is between 17-25cm (7-10”) long. Can be eaten fresh, canned, or frozen. These beans are perfect for growing on fences or poles and can reach a height of 1.2-1.8m (4-6 feet) tall. Climbs freely on a vine and produces quickly. Will continue to grow until frost.
Direct sow from end April to June 15th.Try to plant during a warm, dry spell. Soil must be warm - if it is not warm enough, seeds will rot. Beans require a minimum soil temperature of 16°C (60°F) and a maximum of 24°C (75°F). Seeds will not germinate properly if planted too deeply or too early in cold wet ground. Sow seeds 1-2.5cm (½-1") deep, 12-13cm (5") apart, in rows 45-60cm (18-24") apart. Never sow white seeded beans too early. White bean seeds transmit water too fast, cracking the cotyledons which reduces seed vigor and germination whereas darker coloured bean seeds can regulate water uptake in cool, wet soils, preventing the cracking of the cotyledons.
Soil Conditions: Well worked rich, loose and well-drained soil. Ideal pH: 5.5-6.8
Height at Maturity: Plants reach 1.2-1.8m (4-6’) tall. Spread 38-45 cm (15-18”) wide.
Days to Maturity: 65 days for green beans.
Watering: Low water requirements at planting- moisten soil for germination, medium at flowering and then heavy through harvest.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Seed Spacing: 12-13cm (5") apart, in rows 45-60cm (18-24") apart.
Additional Information Avoid planting in soil that stays consistently damp or wet. Beans typically need warm soil of 65° or higher. Grows best in full sun. Regular harvesting of the young pods will ensure a greater yield.