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Black Turtle

Black Turtle Dry Bean

(102 days) Open-pollinated. We offer the Midnight strain, an improved upright bush version of the heirloom developed at Cornell. A refinement of the original, first sold in 1832 by Grant M. Thorburn, one of the first U.S. seedsmen. Features small black beans with rich spicy flavor popular for soup.
Item Discounted
384A: 2oz for $2.00  
sold out, substitute 385.
384B: 8oz for $5.60  
sold out, substitute 385.
384C: 1lb for $9.20  
sold out, substitute 385.
384D: 5lb for $38.00  
sold out, substitute 385.
384E: 10lb for $68.00  
sold out, substitute 385.
384K: 25lb for $135.00   ($128.25)
sold out, substitute 385.
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Shell and Dry Beans

Phaseolus vulgaris 2 oz packet sows 25 ft; 1 lb, 200 ft. All bush beans except where noted.

Culture: In conditions of high nitrogen fertility some bush beans may develop vines in moist hot weather. Tender, will not survive frost. Plant 3–4 seeds/ft in rows 24–30" apart. Pick frequently for maximum yields, but avoid disturbing foliage in wet weather to prevent spread of fungal diseases.

Harvest shell beans when the beans are plump inside pods. For dry beans allow pods to dry on the vine until pressing the beans with your fingernail leaves no indentation. If heavy rains threaten just before maturity, pull plants by the roots and hang them in a dry place to finish or pick pods, shell and finish drying indoors.