Blue Shackamaxon Pole Bean Seeds QTY. 20 {Very Rare Bean}

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Gorgeous, rare but not forgotten pole bean, according to common knowledge said to have originated from the Lenape tribe around the Philadelphia area pre 1800s. Plant has a pole bean habit with very prolific vines. Pods are anywhere from 4 to 6" and contain 6 to 7 beans per pod. They turn from green to burgundy and then to purple once fully dried. Primarily used as a dry shell bean and seeds range in color from deep blue to black. Great space saver for the garden and a favorite for us.  

  • QTY: 20
  • Seed Planting Depth: 1.5"
  • Germination Temperature: 75
  • Days to Germination: 7-10 
  • Row Spacing: 36"
  • Plant Spacing: 6"
  • 100' Row Yield: 24 lb
  • Sun: Full
  • Harvest time: 57 days

How to Save Seeds


Beans seldom cross pollinate with one another since they are considered to be self pollinators. However that isn't to say it won't occur. So as a precaution it is recommended to grow to different colors of beans near one another if you are limited on space and then observe the seeds when ready. The seed will show signs of crossing if you grew to different colors. If you are concerned about crossing separate by 150ft as a rule. Harvest when completely dried; cure them for a week or so by allowing them to further dry out in their pods spread out from one another, then shell and discard trash.