Bean, Black Valentine
50-55 days. Dependable, cold tolerant and extremely prolific. Vibrant green pods grow 6-inches long and yield shiny black seeds with a nutty, rich flavor. A great dual purpose variety, use for fresh snap beans or dry soup beans. Bush habit. Packet of 50 seeds.
Black Valentine is quite an old variety in fact some sources date the bean back to the early 1800s, but it was first introduced in Peter Henderson's seed catalog in 1897. Henderson was an avid seedsman who worked tirelessly over the years to improve various varieties for the home and market garden. What's interesting about this variety of bush bean is that it will tolerate early season planting when soils may be a bit stubborn to warm up in your area. Or you can also plant them for a fall crop since cooler soils don't seem to bother them as much.