Black turtle beans (Dwarf)
All our seeds are grown organically in Australia -> What makes our seeds special?
- Black turtle beans are black and shiny, generally eaten as a shelling bean and delicious in soup, stews and black bean burgers. Packed with protein and nutrients, just look at that intense colour!
- Sow a new batch every month for a continuous supply over the warm months.
- As a shelling bean, harvest only when the pods have turned yellow. If you shake the bean pod you’ll hear them rattling around – that’s how you know they are ready to be picked, dried and stored away for year-round enjoyment.
- Size: This is a dwarf bean – grows to around 40cm tall. Great in large pots or grow bags.
- Sowing: Sow seed indoors in early spring in individual punnets and plant out once the risk of frost has passed in your area. Do not soak bean seed as this risks rotting – plant into damp seed raising mix and don’t water again until the soil feels dry. Check out our corn seed sowing guide for a free and easy trick for sowing into individual punnets. Or sow direct in garden beds in late spring and summer, once the risk of frost has passed in your area.
- Planting: Grows well in full sun and part-shade. Space seeds around 20cm apart. Beans fix nitrogen from the atmosphere so don’t need a lot of fertiliser added, but do appreciate a soil enriched with compost, worm castings and gentle manures (cow, sheep, horse).
Please note seeds can be shipped across Australia, but due to quarantine restrictions we cannot ship seed to WA or Tasmania.