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Cherokee Trail of Tears Pole Bean

Cherokee Trail of Tears Pole Bean

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65 to 90 Days — The vines reach about eight feet producing six inch green pods with purple shading. The seeds are a shiny, jet-black color. They can be used when young and tender as green snap beans or left to mature for dry beans.

Also known as 'Cherokee Black', 'Cherokee Trail of Tears' beans were first offered though the SSE back in 1977 by the late Dr. John Wyche, a gardener, seed preservationist, circus owner, and dentist from Hugo, Oklahoma. He shared that his Cherokee ancestors carried the beans over the infamous "Trail of Tears" in the winter of 1838. Each packet weighs 0.5 ounce, which is approximately 55 seeds.
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Planting Instructions: Beans prefer well-drained, rich soil in a sunny location. Make sure that you keep them well watered in the summer heat.

Don’t bother trying to get an early start with beans – you’ll waste a lot of seed! Beans are a tender vegetable and you should not plant them until all danger of frost has passed and the soil remains above 65ºF. Sow seeds 1½ inches deep, every two to three inches. As they make efficient use of vertical space, provide a trellis. Use string or twine as wire will heat and burn the tender vines.

For seed saving, allow the pods to fully mature and dry completely out on the vines.