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PlantFiles: Snap Bean (String, Green or French Bean)
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Kentucky King'

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Kentucky King

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:
Bush

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:
51 to 60 days

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Sep 13, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Classic Kentucky Wonder flavor on an Italian-type bean. The pods are 7" long, straight and flat. The plants are unusually upright and hold the pods high for much easier picking. (57 day) Growing well here.



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