We have been growing this bean here over 10 years . We got the seed originally from a seed saver in the Seed Savers Exchange in Iowa . It has a shiny black seed . The fresh beans have a real bean flavor missing in modern beans . It is very resistant to any insect damage and has no disease problems. It also makes a good soup bean . We like to grow it on a fence, interplanted with cherry tomatoes and heirloom cucumbers.
All of our seed offerings were grown here. We have been seed savers for 20 years. Our seeds are packaged in original art packets, hand folded with 100% recycled paper. Instructions for growing are not on the packs but are on the listing under seed template. Books on gardening as well as many catalogs carry general information on growing seeds. I am available by e-mail or phone to answer any growing questions as well. You won't find that service from many sources of seeds . The shipping on our orders also includes the processing and handling charges which is also less or equal to most seed companies. Remember we hand pack each order and drive from the farm to the post office to ship your order. I go every other day so I also have time to garden.