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Phaseolus vulgaris 'Henderson's Black Valentine'

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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: Henderson's Black Valentine

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Unknown - Tell us

Growth Habit:
Bush

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:
31 to 40 days
41 to 50 days
51 to 60 days

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

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

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral mystic On Jan 18, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This bean has black seeds and 6 inch pods.It was first introduced in 1897 by Peter Henderson & Company.



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