BLACK VALENTINE BEAN (heirloom) - Pinetree Garden Seeds - Vegetables

Black Valentine Pole Bean (heirloom)


Heirloom pre -1850
This much sought after heirloom has bright green 6” pods containing black seeds. They are equally tasty as a fresh snap bean, or dried for winter use. 150 seeds



Outside- Bush type: 1” deep and 4-6” apart with soil temperatures above 60 degrees and after the last frost. Planting under 60 degrees results in poor germination. Pole type: Plant 1” deep and 3- 4” apart for trellis/pole growth. Drying type: 1” deep and 5-6” apart. Leave beans on the plant until the leaves are falling and pods are dry and withered

Harvest- Before the seeds bulge and beans snap easily. Pick continually to prolong production.

Tips- Water well during hot dry period and do not over fertilize which results in a surplus of foliage and low, delayed pod growth. Adding inoculant at planting time aids in a larger harvest and more robust plants. Plant seeds every 2-3 weeks for continual harvest throughout the summer.