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  Bean: Black Turtle Bean (10g, 70 seeds)
Heirloom Black Turtle Bean Seeds | Grow Black Turtle Beans

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Product Code: BLACK_TURTLE

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Spread from South America to Asia and Africa in the late 1700's by Spanish and Portuguese traders, Black Beans have just recently come to popularity in America and the UK.

These vividly attractive beans are tasty and healthy. Researchers have found that these fiber, iron, and protein rich legumes improve digestive and hearth health. Beans are mature when 90% of leaves have fallen from plants and beans have turned from white to black.

Average: 90 days

Detailed planting instructions:

Beans are generally direct seeded in the garden. The most important point about growing green beans is not to plant them too early. They will rot in cool, damp soil. To get an earlier start, you can put down black plastic to warm the soil.

When bush beans begin producing they often come in all at once. Staggered planting, every 2 weeks, will keep your bush beans going longer. Beans like a moderately rich soil with a slightly acidic pH of about 6.0 to 6.2.

They prefer a loose, moist soil. Plant after all danger of frost is past.

Pole beans will need some type of support to grow on. Be sure the trellis, teepee, fence or whatever is in place before you seed. Plant seeds at a rate of about 3-6 seeds per teepee or every 6 inches apart.


Harvesting beans is an ongoing process. You can start to harvest anytime, but gardeners usually wait until the beans begin to firm up and can be snapped. They are generally about as think as a pencil then. Don’t wait too long, because beans can become overgrown and tough almost overnight. Harvest by gently pulling each bean from the vine or by snapping off the vine end, if you are going to be using the beans right away.


It is a suggested that you earmark a couple of plants at the beginning of the season for seed saving. Don’t pick ANY pods from them to eat - just pick the crisp brown pods at the end of the season. Don’t feed them, or water them unless it is very dry - as this can encourage leafy growth rather than pod development. There is no point in picking green pods as the seeds are not mature enough at this stage.
  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage

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Bean: Black Turtle Bean April 23, 2015
Reviewer: Brian Testa from North Haven, CT United States  
Great product! Great Service

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Can't Wait To Plant 'Em! April 2, 2015
Reviewer: Juan Gonzalez  
Thrilled To Have These Handy & Excited To Plant Them In The Near Future.

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We love Patriot Seeds Amazing Product! March 17, 2015
Reviewer: Bobi Palacio from Kansas City, KS United States  
Amazing Seeds always produce great fruits and vegetables.  This is our 3rd year planting with these seeds and we love them

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Heirloom Seeds March 17, 2015
Reviewer: from Strafford, PA United States  
The seeds were delivered quickly, and seem well-protected by the seed packets.  I'm using these as my wtshtf back-up seeds, so I haven't actually tried them yet.  Still the packaging seems as if it will keep the seeds fresh for some period of times, several years, I hope.

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Haven't planted yet, but... February 18, 2015
Reviewer: Dan Allosso from Bemidji, MN United States  
Haven't planted these yet, so I'll say more later. But I'm very pleased with the speed of delivery, the packaging, and the selection and quality of the website. When you're looking for heritage varieties, it seems you're often buying one item here, another there (heck, even the Museum of the Fur Trade sells a couple of items!). It's great when someone with a bit of experience can select a useful and practical assortment of items.

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