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Phaseolus vulgaris 'Black Turtle Soup'

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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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral mystic 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.

Regional...

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

Prospect, Kentucky
Jamestown, Ohio
Fort Worth, Texas



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