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Black Valentine Bean

Phaseolus vulgaris

An heirloom bean introduced near the end of the 1800's. Still popular today as a dual purpose variety. Young pods can be eaten fresh as green beans or mature pods can be harvested for their dark black seeds which can be used in cooking. Very prolific and tolerant of cooler temperatures.

Seed Availability

Seeds are now available at our seed store.

Days to Maturity

50-55 days.


Heirloom, introduced in 1897 by Peter Henderson & Company.

Related Species

Fabaceae - Beans  
Black Valentine Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris
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Phaseolus vulgaris