Bean, Black Turtle

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Quick facts

  • Widely adapted
  • Latin American cooking
  • Heirloom classic


Phaseolus vulgaris

95 days to dry, Bush bean. Standard black bean for Latin American black bean dishes. Dual purpose, very productive bush plants don't need trellising and yield nutritious green beans. Or, wait for dry beans rich in anthocyanin antioxidants.  Black bean dishes are famously high in protein and fiber.

Easy to grow, a widely adapted and popular variety.  Heirloom classic, heat-tolerant.  The most productive dry bean we grow.

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


Not rec.

6-17 d.





Direct sow 1” deep after all danger of frost has passed. In row spacing is 3” with 8” between rows. Soaking seeds for 2-4 hours can hasten germination time. Planting with bean specific bacterial inoculum may help boost yields, especially if planting where beans have not grown before.

Seed specs: 1/2 oz., 40 min.