The tall variety grows on vigorous vines, good as a snap or dry bean, and has shiny, black skin. 55-90 days.
This heirloom was brought from Cherokee Indians when they were forcibly evicted from their homeland by white Americans in the 1830s and relocated to “Indian Territory” (part of modern-day Oklahoma).
Bush beans should be planted about 2″ deep, about 4″ apart in rows.
Pole beans need the support of a trellis at least 6′ high. It can be a fence, strings, a net, pole tipis. If using a pole, plant 4-6 beans around the leg of each pole. On a trellis? About every 4″ down the row.
When using the beans as snap beans, be sure you harvest as soon as the first beans are plump but before the seed bulges the pods.