Bean - Black Valentine Bush

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BB23000A (25.0 g 90-110 seeds)

(Phaseolus vulgaris)

Black Valentine bush bean was introduced by Peter Henderson & Co. in 1897.  It produces excellent quality beans that are 14-16 cm (5½-6½") long.  Pods are straight, tender and flavorful and almost round. They are ideal for table use, freezing and canning as they retain their flavor when processed.  Plants are compact bushes around 40-45 cm (16-18") tall with a spread that averages 30-40 cm (12-16”) wide. For dry beans, leave pods on the vine to dry and pick when you can hear the beans rattle inside the pods, in about 70-100 days.


Growing Instructions:
Beans Direct sow seeds after the last frost, when soil temperatures have reached at least 16°C (60°F). Select a location that receives full sun. Sow seeds 2.5-5cm (1-2”) deep, spaced 8-15cm (3-6”) apart in rows spaced 45-75cm (18-30”) apart. Keep soil evenly moist to promote germination. Seeds should sprout in 7-10 days. Thin seedlings to 15-20cm (6-8”) apart when they are 5-10cm (2-4”) tall. Bush beans prefer well-drained soil that is fertile and has a pH between 6.0 and 7.5. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer before planting and again after the first flowers appear. Bush beans can be harvested as snap beans when the pods are still tender and young. Harvest regularly to encourage more production. Bush beans typically reach maturity in 50-60 days.

Soil Conditions: Well-drained soil that is fertile. Soil pH: 6.0-7.5 Planting Depth: Sow seeds 2.5-5cm (1-2”) deep. Germination: 7-10 days. Height at Maturity: 30-60cm (12-24”) tall. Days to Maturity: 50-60 days. Watering: Keep soil evenly moist. Sun/Shade: Full sun. Spacing after Thinning: Thin seedlings to 15-20cm (6-8”) apart.