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Black Shackamaxon Beans



Black Shackamaxon Beans are a climbing pole bean that are not grown commercially.

The beans are bright navy blue when first taken out of their pods, turning a purplish blue as they dry.

History Notes

Black Shackamaxon Beans possibly originated with the Lenape (aka Delware) First Nations Tribe, via Quaker farmers in south-eastern Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey, US.

Language Notes

Black Shackamaxon Beans were named after the Lenape village of Shackamaxon, located inside what is now Philadelphia.

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Also called:

Phaseolus vulgaris 'Black Shackamaxon' (Scientific Name)

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