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Cherokee Trail of Tears
Cherokee Trail of Tears - Pole Bean
Cherokee Trail of Tears
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Cherokee Trail of Tears Slow Food USA - Ark of Taste Certified Naturally Grown Seed

65 to 90 Days — 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.

Also known as 'Cherokee Black', 'Cherokee Trail of Tears' beans were first offered though the SSE back in 1977 by the late Dr. John Wyche, 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.

Each packet weighs 0.5 ounce, which is approximately 55 seeds.
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Wonderful dry bean
A reliable bean that produced till our (late) frost last year. It's easy to let the pods dry on the vine or bring them indoors, then shell. Quite a pretty plant in the garden, too -- lovely purple blossoms throughout the season. We had a house-sitter let us down on watering for over three weeks in the hottest part of the summer, and our 'Cherokee Trail of Tears' beans held out and kept producing. We will plant about four times as many seeds this year!
Reviewed by: Chelsea Clarey from Seneca, SC. on 3/15/2017
Amazing growth, great taste
Due to moving in early July, I did not get these beans in the ground until mid-July, which most people would consider pointless in Maine. I also unwittingly planted them in a spot where a tree kept them shaded nearly all afternoon. Despite these challenges, these beans grew like crazy! I am pretty sure every seed sprouted and the vines shot up to near the top of my 6 foot garden fence. I got lots of beans into late September, and they even survived one mild frost. The beans tasted great both green and dried, though once they turn purple they're not too good for eating fresh, despite being very pretty. I will grow these beans again and again!
Reviewed by: Amy Glass from Scaborough, ME. on 1/12/2016
Good for chilli and burritos.
Great bean, very forgiving to new gardener mistakes. I had them in my first garden and managed to over fertilize other plants but these beans kept growing and gave plenty of beans. Good for chilli and burritos. I've never tried them as green beans!
Reviewed by: Rachel Lewis from MO. on 2/6/2015
Fabulous
Best tasting soup bean ever. Weather indifferent, totally. No pest or disease problems. I would call them a bit too grassy and bitter for use as a green bean, though. As the 65-90 day count implies, they just never stop blooming and setting (and eight feet is not enough trellis/pole, btw).
Reviewed by: David Emigh from NW PA. on 12/1/2013
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