Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean (Vaseolus vulgaris), is an historic commemorative of a sad, sad chapter in American history, when during the 1830s 60,000 Native Americans from several tribes located in the Southeast were forced to relocate to Oklahoma. They were only able to take along the most precious of things, and these beans were one of those, grown in the difficult years ahead to sustain them. The small black kidney-shaped beans produce delicious snap beans, but are more prized as dried beans. The strong vines do require support as they grow to 6'. Very productive. 60-90 days to harvest, depending on the weather.