Snap Bean or Dry Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Black Valentine'

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 Valentine
Hybridized by Henderson
Registered or introduced: 1897
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

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:

51 to 60 days

61 to 70 days

71 to 80 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

Regional

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

Cleveland, Georgia

Marshall, Missouri

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 6, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

'Black Valentine' is a pre-1850 heirloom variety that was commercially released by seedsman Peter Henderson in 1897. The pods are nearly round, 6 inches long, dark-green and stringless and grow on 18 inch plants. It is better suited for use as a dried bean in my opinion.