| Cherokee Trail of Tears (aka Cherokee Black)
65 to 90 Days — First offered though the SSE back in 1977 by the late Dr. John Wyche (1911-1985), a gardener, seed preservationist, circus owner, and dentist from Hugo, Oklahoma. He shared that his Cherokee ancestors carried the beans over the infamous "Trail of Tears" in the winter of 1838.
The vines reach about eight feet producing six inch green pods with purple shading. The seeds are a shiny, jet-black color. They can be used when young and tender as green snap beans or left to mature for dry beans. Each packet weighs 0.5 ounce, which is approximately 55 seeds.