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Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean

An heirloom pole bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) that produces pods that ripen from green to dark purple/red and jet black beans approximately six inches in length on average. Can be used for fresh eating or as a dry bean. Made available by Seed Savers Exchange preservationist Dr. John Wyche in the 1970s, and supposedly originated from the forced relocation of the Cherokee People, who cultivated this bean in their homeland.

Pole beans are annual beans that are summer planted in most temperate climates. Trellising/upright support is necessary for production. Approximately 80-90 days from seed to harvest.

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