gardening & foraging

Cherokee ‘Trail of Tears’ Pole Beans

Earlier in the year, I planted a reasonably rare variety of climbing beans called ‘Cherokee Trail of Tears’ pole beans. According to the Guardian, this variety was:

originally saved from the winter death march of 1838 when 17,000 Cherokees were forced from their lands in Georgia and an estimated 4,000 died.

The results of the crop are now in. They’re sweet, nutty, complex, much better than any green beans I’ve tasted.

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.

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