Bean, Cherokee Trail of Tears

Catalog #0036

5060
(Phaseolus vulgaris) (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 Mountains to Oklahoma (1838-1839), leaving a trail of 4,000 graves. Green 6" pods with purple overlay, shiny jet-black seeds. Good for snap beans and dry beans. Pole habit, snap or dry, 85 days.

DIRECT SEED
2" Apart
SEED DEPTH
1"
SUPPORT
Trellis, tepee or fencing
LIGHT
Full Sun

Green Thumb Tip
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.
± 1,600 seeds/lb

Price:  Free!

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