Dry Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Black Turtle Soup'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Turtle Soup
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Bush

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Days to Maturity:

71 to 80 days

81 to 90 days

91 to 100 days

101 to 110 days

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Prospect, Kentucky

Jamestown, Ohio

Fort Worth, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 13, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This bean makes a great soup.This is an heirloom that has been around since the 1700's.The black seeds(beans) are a great surprise when you first see them. Does well in the heat.