Black Valentine Bean Seeds 800


Certified Biodynamic and Organic Dual purpose bean–wonderful as a green bean, and also a great soup bean. 6″-6.5″ dark green pods. Heirloom from pre-1850. Hardy, vigorous and good for both early plantings and main season crops. Does well under adverse conditions. In our garden it outgrew weeds after the initial weeding.


Black Valentine Bean Seeds

Scientific Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Family: Pea

Type: Hardy Annual

Native Range: Lower 48 States, Pacific Basin, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Hardiness Zones: 5 and 13; beans are not hardy and will die with light frost, however, Black Valentine has shown itself to by slightly hardier than other varieties;

Soil Requirements: Black valentine bean seeds love warm and well-drained soil; slightly acidic pH [6.5 – 6.8];

Light Preference: Full sun

Water: Moderate

Days until Germination: 7-10 days

Sowing: Soak beans 1-6 hours before planting. Sow 2″-3″ deep once soil is warm and last frost is past—roughly two weeks.  Plant seeds every 2-3 weeks for a continual harvest throughout the season. If you plan to dry your beans, plant 2″ deep, and remove pods once they are dry and the plant’s leaves are wilted.

Plant Spacing: 3″-5″ with 18″-24″ between rows

Plant Height: 1′-2′

Harvest: 48-55 days; can pick when young, or wait for them to reach full-size; pod should be brightly colored and fleshy; to avoid breaking plant’s stem, use two hands when picking off snap beans;

Grows Well With: Carrots, cauliflower, beets, cucumbers, cabbage, leeks, celeriac, marigolds, strawberries, corn, summer savory

Grows Poorly With: Garlic, shallots, chives, gladiolus, fennel

Potential Problems: Cutworms; slugs; snails; Japanese beetles; rot; lack of support for stalk;

Uses & Cooking Suggestions: When picked young, Black Valentine Bush Beans can be eaten and cooked similarly to green beans, e.g. steamed, stir-fried, raw. If the plant is allowed to dry, the dark beans within the pods are ideal for soups. 



Additional information

Weight0.000001 oz

S =1 oz, L =4 oz, XL


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