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Cherokee Trail of Tears Pole Bean (40-60 seeds) (BN134) $2.75

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Cherokee Trail of Tears Pole Bean

         
 
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Pole, 65 days. This heirloom was brought from Tennessee by the Cherokee people as they were marched to Oklahoma by the Federal Government in 1839 over the infamous "Trail of Tears" that left so many dead and suffering. This prolific variety is good as a snap or dry bean and has shiny, black beans. Vigorous, vining plants.
 
Cherokee Trail of Tears Pole Bean
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 42
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

97.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
ARgardener
Location:
Little Rock, AR, United States
Date:
September 12, 2017
          3.0
 
Not too impressed
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Early producers

What are the cons? stringy, disease prone

Review:

For me, in the South, this bean didn't fare well. For one, the plants were plagued with fungus from the start, and no spraying ever got it under control. Eventually this knocked the plants out quite early. Next, the beans themselves were not that spectacular... They developed an awfully tough , sharp string very quickly. To make em tender, they have to be picked when disappointingly small. Production was okay, but long gaps of no beans was a bit disappointing.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rebecca
Location:
Gadsden, AL, United States
Date:
July 4, 2017
          5.0
 
Resilient prolific easy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to use, tasty

What are the cons? None-NEEDS poles not fences

Review:

I bought these seeds more than 4-6 years ago, and they got set aside multiple times, then abused. I just moved & decided it was a good year to use up old seed, especially the seed that had gone fridge-freezer-fridge & spent weeks at a time room temp & then multiple multi-day trips in trailers that got to 120 F. I didn't have high expectations, and was surprised enough a few days later to see them sprouting. So I double seeded them when I sowed, & didn't bother pre-soaking. I shouldn't have double seeded. They were FINE. I'd bet on 85-90% germination even after all that time and abuse. Even the ones with sunflowers are only slightly behind. They seem disease, humidity & bug resistant, and have really gorgeous deep purple flowers among the dense foliage. I don't know that we made 65 days, but they're early, prolific, enormous (8-12' vines), and they are FANTASTIC as young green beans. The hardest part is letting half dry to seed to plant again and use for dry beans.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JudyL
Location:
Brownwood, TX, United States
Date:
June 26, 2017
          5.0
 
Productive Tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Taste! Beautiful beans.

What are the cons? None.

Review:

These beans seem fairly bug resistant. I love that they can be snapped early or let grow til they're big enough to shell. They have a wonderful flavor and the beans are pretty - a deep purple/black. They produce quite well and the mature beans are easy to shell. Planted 3/16 and began harvesting beans that are mature enough to sell by 6/10.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LS65
Location:
Compton, AR, United States
Date:
June 16, 2017
          5.0
 
My favorite bean
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Easy keeper, heavy producer

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is my second year growing this bean and I can't imagine that I'll ever stop. This pole bean grows so easily that it would be a great seed to teach a child to garden. This year I have cattle panels set in hoops and they are quickly covering the arches. Last year my vines produced right up to frost and though I'd canned many of them as snap beans, I allowed a quantity of them to dry and they are great cooked that way as well. Not wishing to jinx myself this year, I'll still say that the vines seem to be pretty immune to the Japanese beetle invasion last year and never slowed down.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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20 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MO
Location:
Newnan, GA, United States
Date:
November 28, 2016
          5.0
 
1st time growing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Abundant

What are the cons? None

Review:

1st time trying this bean. I planted 8 seeds in raised beds. They started slow then took off! All were 10ft. tall. This bean is stringy if picked under 3 inches. Our favorite was eating the small ones right off the plant. 3 months of 90 degree heat and drought didn't faze these plants. We had our fill of green beans by August and started letting them dry on the plant. Now, we have tons of black beans! We will definitely plant these again!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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