Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)
This historic heirloom was carried from Georgia to Oklahoma by members of the Cherokee Nation who were banished from their homelands by the U.S. government in the late 1830s. A sleek black bean when dried, Cherokee Trail of Tears can also be eaten fresh.
- 20 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-10 days
- Maturity: 85 days
- Direct sow 1-1 ½” deep in full sun after danger of frost has passed. Beans need soil temperatures between 75-85° F to sprout
- Space plants 3-6” apart; space row 2-3’ apart
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THE CHEROKEE TRAIL OF TEARS BEAN DID VERY WELL FOR US IN KANSAS - ZONE 6B. TONS OF BLACK BEANS. NO DISEASE OR PEST DAMAGE NOTED. WE PURCHASED SEVERAL VEGETABLE SEEDS FROM ANNIE'S HEIRLOOM SEEDS; ALL HAD NEAR PERFECT GERMINATION RATES.