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Vegetable Description: In colonial America, black beans were not appreciated because of their unappealing color. As a result, the Black Turtle bean was advertised as an affordable substitute for turtle in the making of turtle soup, a delicacy during that time in history. Black beans originate in South America; some historians fix the date as far back as 8,000 BC to the Pre-Incan civilization in Peru. People from this time valued dry beans because of their long lasting freshness in storage. Black beans are a favorite in Latin American cooking for use in soups, sauces, and main dishes.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Other Common Names: Black Turtle Soup
Vegetable Duration: Annual
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 90
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 150
Vegetable Height: 12” to 24”
Vegetable Spacing: 3 in to 6 in
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside after danger of last frost. Plant about 4” apart and 1“ below soil surface. Rows should be spaced at 24”-30” apart.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow bean pods to dry on plant; then break them open to collect the large bean seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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