OH At first glance this looks like a mix up of different varieties of beans, with beautiful brown, black and multi-colour beans all together. In some ways this is true, but these varieties have been grown for generations together and it is said that if you separate them out they will not flower well. They have become reliant on each other and in this diversity there is great strength. Growing them is a joy to us as we have Cherokee blood. We are always impressed at the good yield and vigor regardless of the season and they have shown excellent drought tolerance. Traditionally a climbing, dry shell bean, but can be eaten green.
Sow in trays in glasshouse in September or direct in the garden when chance of frost has passed. From trays prick out when true leaves appear and transplant into fertile soil at 15-20cm spacing under a trellis for support. For autumn crop repeat sowing in January/February.