Black Valentine beans are stringless at all stages and average 16-18 inches in length. The dark green pods grow straight and slender on a bush plant.
- Flavor: Rich and creamy flavor
- Preparation Ideas: A great variety to use in chili
- Plant Type: Vegetable
- Fill Weight (grams): 19
- Grows Best In: Full Sun
- Days to Germination: 6-8 Days
- Days to Maturity: 48-70 Days
- Growth Type: Bush
- Planting Depth: 1-1.5"
- Seed Spacing: 3'/8"
- Disease Resistance: Slight drought
Instructions: Sow seed when soil is warm and all danger of frost is past. Plant 2 seeds every 4 inches. Soaking seeds overnight before planting will speed germination. Thin to 1 plant every 4 inches when plants have 4 leaves. Pick early and often to encourage production. Sow every 2 weeks until 8 weeks before fall frost.
Suggestions: Avoid working around beans when wet; this may spread diseases. When weeding, hoe gently because beans are shallow-rooted. Mulch plants only after thinning.