Black Valentine Bean
- Bush bean
- Black seeds
- Prolific and dependable
- Cool weather tolerant
- Snap or dry bean
- 50-55 days
- ±1,300 seeds/lb
Introduced in 1897 by Peter Henderson & Company. Shiny black seeds in 6" pods. A great dual purpose variety, use for fresh snap beans or dry soup beans. Prolific and dependable. Tolerant of cool temperatures. Bush habit, snap or dry, 50-55 days. ±1,300 seeds/lb.
Learn to Grow Black Valentine Bean
Direct Seed: 2" Apart
Seed Depth: 1"
Rows Apart: 36-48"
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest dry beans when the pods are completely mature and dry.
Ratings & Reviews
A real performer in NW Washington
I’ve been growing these delicious beans and saving seed for 5 years in NW Washington State. Very early and generous plants produce slender stringless snap beans, and are reliable for dry beans in our short season. The super shiny black beans make great black-bean chili!
Prolific & Dependable
by Brian James Douglas Collin Scott
Prolific producer with minimal maintenance, although anything will grow in Oregon. This is a solid bean that is slightly bigger and pill-shaped than standard black beans. Maturity in 50-55 days for snap, 90+ days for shelling.