Bean, Cherokee Trail of Tears

Phaseolus vulgaris
$2.99 to $89.10
SKU: 0036
  • Pole bean
  • Black seeds
  • Green 6 inch pods with purple overlay
  • Snap or dry bean
  • 85 days
  • ±1,600 seeds/lb
$2.99 to $89.10

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(aka Cherokee Black) Given to SSE in 1977 by the late Dr. John Wyche, SSE member from Hugo, Oklahoma. Dr. Wyche’s Cherokee ancestors carried this bean over the Trail of Tears, the infamous winter death march from the Smoky Mts. to OK (1838-1839). Green 6" pods with purple overlay, shiny jet black seeds. Pole habit, snap or dry, 85 days. ±1,600 seeds/lb.

Learn to Grow it

Direct Seed: 2" Apart

Seed Depth: 1"

Support: Trellis, tepee, or fencing

Light: Full Sun



Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest frequently for increased yields. Leave some pods on the vine and harvest when completely mature for dry beans.