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Black Turtle Beans (10g)
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:
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.

Saving Seeds:
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.

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Great May 2, 2017
Reviewer: Renae Luttmer from Greeley, CO United States  
Fast shipping and they are already sprouting!  The only place I get my seeds from is My Patriot Supply!

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Outstanding bean February 23, 2017
Reviewer: Thomas Tasch from Maribel, WI United States  
I grew this black bean two seasons ago, and I found it to be one of the best strain of this bean. I have been growing and eating black beans for years, and I have decided to continue planting this bean.

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Black Turtle Bean Seeds January 30, 2017
Reviewer: Kim Welke from Adrian, MI United States  
Very happy with my order.  Quality products, packaged well, shipped and delivered with surprising speed and accuracy.  Thank you!

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Survival seeds July 28, 2016
Reviewer: John Drake from Julian, NC United States  
I bought these to stash away for the future, I really like that they are good for five years that's a big plus. The packaging is excellent and well made. The price cant be beat either!

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Very good March 22, 2016
Reviewer: Karen Dodge from Rockaway, NJ United States  
The package arrived in good condition the seeds are package extremely nice and are marked very clearly.
Would definitely recommend this product. I have not planted yet but I expect all to go well.

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