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Bean, Cherokee Trail of Tears

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Shiny jet-black beans that are harvested fresh or dried.

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These were the beans carried in the pockets of Cherokee Indians on their tragic forced relocation from North Carolina's Smoky Mountains to Oklahoma in 1838-1839. Shiny and jet-black, the beans are harvested dry and can be happily incorporated in an array of traditional American dishes. The beans are encased in 6-8" greenish-purple pods that are left to dry on the vine before picking, but they can also be picked green and prepared like snap beans.
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Days To Maturity null

85 days

Fruit Size null

8 inches

Sun null

Full Sun

Spread null

12-18 inches

Height null

6-8 feet

Sow Method null

Direct Sow

Planting Time null

Spring, Summer

Sow Time null

After Last Frost

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12 inches

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  • Days To Maturity
    85 days
    Fruit Size
    8 inches
    Full Sun
    12-18 inches
    6-8 feet
    Sow Method
    Direct Sow
    Planting Time
    Spring, Summer
    Sow Time
    After Last Frost
    12 inches
    Life Cycle
  • Bean, Cherokee Trail of Tears is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tasty, Healthy, and Easy! I have planted these beans 2 years running, and I see no reason why I won't continue to do so. The black beans love our hot weather here in Central Texas so long as they get consistent watering, which I have with my drip irrigation system running on a timer. You can even let them dry on the vine so you can harvest and shell at once.
    Date published: 2014-11-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hopeful I fertilized before they needed it and I killed them. This round is growing beautifully and am looking forward to buckets and buckets of beans!!
    Date published: 2012-05-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bean I had great luck growing these and have tons of beans to use in my soups. The dried beans are a beautiful shiny black, and the flowers and pods are very pretty too. I will grow these again this year
    Date published: 2012-03-20
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