Black Turtle Beans come to maturity about 90 days after germinating, and can be harvested when leaves are falling off or have lost most of their color. Only, I dont know what you use Black Turtle Beans for? The black turtle bean is a small, shiny variety of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) especially popular in Latin American cuisine, though it can also be found in the Cajun and Creole cuisines of south Louisiana. Harvest. These beans are typically eaten as dry beans. Supporter. In order of Michigan's harvested acreage, navy beans are first (43% of the acreage), black turtle beans are second (31%), and cranberry beans are third (9%). We’ve had year after year success with them so if you’re looking for a recommendation, get them. Growing black/turtle beans Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by foaly, May 9, 2017. Growing the vigorous bush to half-runner plants is simple. Sow seeds 1-2" deep, approximately 4-6" between seeds. Small Brown Lentils • Pardina or Spanish Brown • 100% Desiccant Free • 25 lbs • Non-GMO Project ... Black Turtle Beans (Dried) - 25 lb. And, do I put ham with either to can? Add enough water to cover, plus 2 inches. … We grow our black beans in the “beans” garden bed where they grow alongside dry white beans, soy beans and green beans. This bean is disease resistant, heat resistant, and hardy. Ships from and sold by Western Mixers - Treasured Harvest. Bush Beans. Messages: 1,123. The plants are super productive. Stir occasionally. Bulk Bags NON-GMO Beans. Michigan is second in the nation IN TOTAL DRY BEAN PRODUCTION with 22% of the total; North Dakota is first (1999 data). Just pop them into prepared garden soil, not more than about an inch deep, in full sun and after all danger of spring frosts has passed. How to Grow Black Beans. foaly Just happy to be here! Beans are packed in 25 lb. Plant a 100 foot row of Black Turtle Drying bean seeds and expect to harvest 80 to 100 lbs of fresh seeds. Matures in 80 days. Box with plastic bag liner. A single plant can produce up to 36 pods, each containing 6-8 seeds. Cover and bring to a boil. The black beans we always grow are Midnight Black Turtle Soup beans from Johnny Seeds. Black beans are a great source of inexpensive vegetarian protein and can be incorporated with all sorts of recipes from homemade chili to black beans and rice. 90-100 days. Add water as needed. While most home cooks rely on the convenience of canned black beans, we think that there is a better way. May 9, 2017 #1 . I'm canning several kinds of dried beans, according to Ball Blue Book. Like all varieties of the common bean, it is native to the Americas, but has been introduced around the world. They come in a wide variety of sizes and colors and may be known as pinto beans, kidney beans, navy beans, white beans or black beans. 13 years ago. Boil beans for about 2 1/2 hours or until just tender. Annually, Michigan farmers produce about 220,000 tons of dry beans! To cook: pour off water from beans and place in 6-quart heavy kettle or dutch oven. Black Turtle Beans? Reduce heat but keep boiling at steady rate. Black Turtle Dry beans are easy to grow and store and are one of the most important sources of protein for people on earth. ceresone. Joined: Jan 14, 2008 Location: Missouri. Also known as Black Beans, Turtle Soup Beans, Mexican Blacks and Frijoles Negros, Black Turtle is a South American heirloom introduced to the U.S. in the late 1700s.Black Turtle Beans are small, oval and have a beautiful, shiny, jet-black coat with lavish cream-colored flesh that imparts a soft, yet strong, earthy flavor with a hint of mushroom. When shopping for black bean, you generally have two primary choices: dried or canned. Email Save Comment 3. or for that matter, Black eyes peas? Paper Bags will not hold up during the shipping process. Black Turtle beans grown at Wild Plum Farm in Dixon, Montana. These tasty beans turn from black to dark brown when cooked.