Black Nightfall (Beans)
Black Nightfall (Beans)
Black Nightfall (Beans)
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Black Nightfall (Beans)

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Black Nightfall, Beans, Phaseolus vulgaris

A rare 19th Century Heirloom. Native to Central & South America.

Are an Open-pollinated, and Semi-Runner type of Dry, Shelling Bean. Very productive.
The Vine-like plants can be grown on the ground like a bush bean, but would probably benefit from growing on some support.

Beans should be planted when the soil is warm in the spring.

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. 

100 Days.

Collect Seeds: Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds.
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored.

They have a rich full, though mild bean taste, and are firm and dense when cooked. They double their size when cooked. Are good in salads and salsas and in dishes where you want a bean that holds its shape, such as soups. Simmer 2 hours if un-soaked. Pressure cook pre-soaked beans for 20 to 25 minutes.