100 day. The most common heirloom variety of small black shelling bean, Black Turtle is frequently just referred to as black beans. It's popular in Mexican cuisine and has a deep, rich flavor. It is an excellent choice for refried beans and in soups.
Minimum of 40 seeds per packet.
Planting Depth: 1 inch
Plant Spacing: 2-6 inches
Row Spacing: 2-3 feet
Direct seed after last danger of frost has passed. Beans need soil temperatures between 75-85 degrees F to sprout. Make sure to check your nighttime temperatures too. They will not sprout if soil temperatures are below 60 degrees F.
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I had never planted dry beans before and was shocked to see how many beans so few seeds produced. I planted about 50 bean seeds and got almost a gallon of dry beans. Great taste
We've tried a variety of dry beans - the black beans are the most predictably good - easiest to shell, consistently beautiful beans and taste delicious. We argue about which other varieties to try - but always agree on these black beans. I'm amazed at how hardy the plants are.