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Navy Bean

Navy Bean

Phaseolus vulgaris

Grown by: Sistah Seeds in Emmaus, PA

  • $5.00

This classic white bean grows in a bush habit and is great for soups and baking as it is full of flavor and will not easily "mush up."

We've been excited to welcome this bean to our catalog to lift up its importance as the central ingredient in Bean Pie, a delicious dessert developed by Black Muslims in the United States in the 1930s.

Days to maturity: 95

Seeds per pack: 60

Germination rate: 100% on 01/24/2024

Planting / harvesting notes

Plant in warm soil at least a couple weeks after the last danger of frost has passed. Sow directly in the ground at a depth of one inch, spaced every few inches in rows 12 inches apart. Thin to one plant every six inches.

Seed keeping notes

Beans are self-pollinating, though it is best to isolate different varieties of P. vulgaris by at least 25 feet (we do 75 feet to be sure) to avoid unwanted cross-pollination from flying insects. For seed saving, harvest the beans when their shells have become dried and crispy on the plants. Lay out the pods in a dry, sunny place to dry down further. Shell the beans and lay out the seeds in a well ventilated place away from direct sunlight for at least another few days to a week before storing for next year.


This product is part of the African Diaspora Collection.

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