An old fashioned favorite, "Kentucky Wonder" is what some experts say is the American name for the classic "runner bean." That tells you it'll be a strong pole or fence-growing vine with great green pods to harvest right into fall.
When and Where to Plant: Select sunny location and plant when all
danger of frost is past and the soil has warmed. For best results, loosen
soil with spade or fork, fertilize with vegetable food and smooth with rake.
Firm soil over seed and keep moist.
Care: Support pole beans with stout poles, trellis, string, or wire. Water
by soaking soil, to reduce danger of disease.
Harvesting: Pick regularly when pods are 4-6"/10-15 cm., before sides bulge.