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Growing Black Beans...who knew?

coll | Jul 18, 201510:02 AM     8

I got a packet of "Trail of Tears Black Beans" at my local seed swap back in February. I was curious to see what they looked like fresh (not to mention they are family heirlooms passed down through generations, from their 1850s covered wagon relatives so, how could you resist?). Then the other day I see what looks like string beans growing instead. What do I know?

When I looked it up just now though, I see that they grow in pods just like peas. Hey, you learn something new every day! So is there a trick to cooking them too? Or just shell them, throw them raw in the pot and let it rip?

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