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Bean 'Black Valentine'

Phaseolus vulgaris

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Black Valentine is a popular variety of Bean, which belongs to the Phaseolus genus (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Black Valentine'). 'Black Valentine' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar.

Stringless snap short season bean that is very adaptable to multiple soil types.

It is an Vegetable and is treated mainly as a Annual, This means that it grows best over the course of a single year. Black Valentine normally grows to a max height of 1.98 feet (61.0 cm metric). This variety tends to bloom in early summer.

United States is believed to be where Black Valentine originates from.

Black Valentine Bean is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Black Valentine have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Black Valentine

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Position in a full sun location and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Black Valentine is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil has a ph of between 6.0 and 6.8 as Black Valentine is a weakly acidic soil loving plant.

Growing Black Valentine from seed

Ensure a distance of 3.9 inches (10.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Black Valentine about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Black Valentine

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 13°C / 55°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Black Valentine is a tender plant.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Black Valentine about 14 days after your last frost date.

Harvesting Black Valentine

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Bean Black Valentine Etymology

Heirloom variety developed in North America circa 1850.