Produces loads of small dry beans that make a thick, flavorful black bean soup. A favorite in Latin American cuisine. The water used for boiling is traditionally repurposed as a stock for Sopa Negra, but can also be used as a natural, pale purple fabric dye. Bush habit. 55 days. Plant after danger of frost has passed, 1 inch deep (thinning to 1 plant every 4 inches) in rows 18 inches apart.
Linda Enerson, the farmer/owner of Ox and Robin, has been working with heirloom and rare seeds since 2011. After joining Seed Savers Exchange, a worldwide network of seed savers, she was hooked on exploring and preserving the wonderful qualities of heirloom vegetable and herb varieties, many of which surpass commonly available food crops in taste, disease resistance and aesthetic appeal.
In addition to raising crops, she also trains the oxen used as the main power source on the farm. Linda also creates the watercolor/collage artwork for every Ox and Robin seed label.