In the summer of 1838, the Cherokee were rounded up from their farms in the Smokey Mountains and put in prison camps. They were then loaded onto boats that took them via the Tennessee, Ohio, Mississippi and Arkansas Rivers to Indian Territory. Some 4,000 natives died during the winter journey, which became known as the “trail where they cried.”—www.cherokee.org.
This beautiful bean was carried by the Cherokee on that terrible trip. Sow seeds outdoors after last frost in warm soil. Soak seeds for a few hours before planting 1” deep and 2” apart in full sun. Vining bean requires trellis/fence support. Beautiful pinky-purple flowers grow into gorgeous purple beans; harvest when young. Can be dried on the vine and used for baked beans; save some dried beans and plant next year!
From the Red House Honey Hothouse