This climbing variety is good as both a snap and a dry bean; when mature, the greenish-purple pods encase shiny jet-black seeds. Young pods can be eaten raw or cooked, and freeze well. Great for drying, and the small, black beans are perfect in soups and stews.
An heirloom variety that was saved by the Cherokee people as they marched on their 'Trail of Tears' after being displaced. Beautiful pink flowers.