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Bean 'Kentucky Wonder'

Phaseolus vulgaris 'Kentucky Wonder'

Full Sun
Easy care
Frequent watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.4m

Max

60cm

Min

Flowering

This plant has no fragrance

Bean 'Kentucky Wonder' Overview

Well known and with good reason, this rust-resistant variety delivers great flavour beans. Phaseolus vulgaris 'Kentucky Wonder' has earned its great reputation as a favourite. Its long tender pods are pleasantly free from stringy fibre.

Common problems with Bean 'Kentucky Wonder'

Spray off aphids, leaf-hoppers, spider mites early in the morning, therefore allowing foliage sufficient time to dry and thus reducing chances of mildew. Handpick and destroy harmful beetles.

Bean 'Kentucky Wonder' Companion Plants

Root crops, sweetcorn, tomato, cucumber, cabbage, lettuce, marigold

How to harvest Bean 'Kentucky Wonder'

Pick regularly to extend harvesting season until first frosts.

How to propagate Bean 'Kentucky Wonder'

Seed

Directly sow each seed into the garden, no deeper than 5 cm. Cover lightly with loose soil. Space seed 30 - 40 cm apart and water. Expect germination from 6 - 16 days.

Special features of Bean 'Kentucky Wonder'

Crop rotation

Beans add nitrogen to soil while taking few nutrients. Rotate with heavy-feeding crops like Kale, Kohlrabi, Swede, Brussels sprout, Broccoli, Cabbage and Cauliflower.

Other uses of Bean 'Kentucky Wonder'

Culinary

Edible

Fruits, Seeds, Pods