Vegetable Description: Black Turtle is a classic soup bean, that can be stored well. This hardy bush type has great disease resistance and does well even in drought and heat! If picked young, pods can also be used as a snap bean, although primary use is as a dry shell bean. Oval beans are jet black, and mature in about 90 days.
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” to 6”
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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