Growing Black Valentine Bean Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: phaseolus vulgaris
- Other Names:
- Days to Maturity: 50-55 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-12
- Planting Depth: 1"
- Plant Spacing: 2"
- Row Spacing: 36-48"
- Growth Habit: Mound/bush
- Soil Preference: Well-draining soil, above 60 degrees
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full sun is required.
- Pests/diseases: Susceptible to common bean mosaic virus and rust
- Color: Green
- Flavor: Rich nutty flavor
To get started, sow the Black Valentine seeds just one inch beneath the surface in a loose soil, with two inches between plants and thirty six to forty eight inches between rows. Beans need light, but even, watering. Because the leaves can become afflicted with disease if made wet, you should water as close to the root as possible. If you do find that a leaf has become diseased, remove it from the plant immediately, as the disease can spread. You can begin harvesting beans when they are dry; this will usually be around fifty to fifty five days.
Growing Non-GMO bush beans is rewarding and plentiful. To produce beans all season, sow a new crop every 7 - 14 days up to 60 days before first fall frost. Harvest beans prior to maturity when beans are succulent. Keep beans picked or plants will stop producing. Does not need staking. When mature, Black Valentine Beans are deep green, long & stringless. When picked very young, they make a flavorful & fresh snap bean and if allowed to dry, the jet-black beans make excellent soup! The flavor is rich & nutty.