RuHappy69 wrote:Last year we planted Kentucky Wonder and we did not like the taste very much (bitter). I was wondering the consensus on the best tasting pole beans (yellow or green).. Also, many packets of cucumbers do not state they are climbers. Any suggestions on the best ones? The last 2 years I have not had great cucumber success on my trellis. I live in northwest NJ, thanks!
I had limited success with Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans last year, but the year before they were plentiful and good. I switched to Japanese Yard Long beans and had a great harvest. I had grown them before and was impressed with their rate of growth and yield. The beans themselves grow to a length of up to 24 inches before they get beyond their "use by" size. I generally picked mine between 16-24 inches long.
As for cukes, I grow Straight 8 for slicing and will put in some Armenian cucumbers this year on recommendation from those on this site. I have had heavy yields over my summers with Straight 8's. I have a trellis 7 ft. tall x 12 ft. long and need to harvest cucumbers twice a week. It is not unusual for me to have to pick a dozen or more a week when in full swing.
Why not check local nurseries to see what varieties they recommend for your area?