Heirloom and Open-pollinated seeds

Black Turtle Bean


Phaseolus vulgaris

Min Qty: 60 Seeds

Description: Native to Mexico and Central America where it has been cultivated for over 7000 years and popular in Central and South American and Cajun cuisine. Bush bean that provides an abundant crop of black, shiny beans with a deep, meaty flavor.

  Planting Instructions: 102 days. Plant seeds 1" deep 2-3" apart in well-drained soil after the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed. Plant in a sunny location in rows 24-36" apart. Thin seedlings to 4-6". Do not overwater. Let beans fully dry for harvest. If a frost is expected, pull up the whole plant, roots and all, and hang it upside down to allow the drying process to continue. They're good and dry when the beans rattle inside the pods. Do not plant beans in the same spot more than once every 4 years. Does well interplanted with corn, cucumber, squash, pumpkin, but avoid interplanting with onions or fennel.