Alabama Black Eye Butterbean
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Alabama Black Eye Butterbean

Experience the unique flavors of Alabama with our heirloom Alabama Black Eye Beans. Versatile and delicious, these beans can be used as a dry bean, green shell bean, or butterbean. With strong vines and high productivity, they're perfect for hot summers and drought tolerance. Get ready to taste a true Southern classic! 90-100 Days. Phaseolus lunatus

Alabama Black Eye Beans are a heirloom lima saved for generations in Alabama. This variations can be used as a dry bean, green shell bean or as a butterbean. Although, technically a lima bean it is often referred to as a butterbean. Alabama Black Eye Beans require a strong trellis because the vines grow vigorously and tall. It is especially productive during hot summers.  Tolerates droughts well. 

Growing Information

Our Hortonova Trellis Netting works great for trellising pole beans. Unlike bush beans which will stop producing after several harvests, pole beans will grow from spring until the first frost in fall or winter. During the heat of summer, beans may stop production and drop blooms. But production will resume once temperatures begin to cool in early fall.

Beans should be planted in spring after the last frost has occurred. Beans will germinate best once soil temps have reached 65 F or higher. The optimal germination temperature is around 77 F. Seeds can require 8 to 16 days to germinate, depending on the soil temperature. Direct seeding is recommended. Beans should be planted relatively thick along the row and thinned to the desired spacing. Consider planting pole beans on both sides of the trellis to maximize the potential of the trellised area.

Alabama Black Eye Bean Planting Information

Planting Method: direct sow

When to Plant: after last frost

Planting Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 3-4"

Row Spacing: 18-36"

Days to Maturity: 90-100

Disease Resistance: None

Customer Reviews

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Myles Ferrick
First time

First time to grow these beans 🫘