(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.
Trellis, tepee or fencing
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