This is an heirloom bean, in every sense of the word....
This is a story you must read...
I live in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. I am more than an avid gardener, flowers for many many years, and then vegetables over the past 5 years ( although I grew up HAVING to pick beans in the garden , etc., as a child ). I have learned the value of preserving Heirloom seeds to pass on to the next generations, just as I feel the art of canning food must be passed on..
My brother worked for the park service a few years ago, and brought my mother a hand full of bean seeds, given to him from someone still working in the historic Cades Cove community.
The seeds, are heirloom, descended down from the original seeds a hundred years ago, that the Cherokee Indians shared with the original settlers of Cades Cove.
Cades Cove Greasy Back Beans
You can rarely find these for sale, as they are precious and too hard to come by.
Every year my mother and I grow just enough to enjoy the beans and harvest the seed.
I have a limited offering of these seeds, so don't wait until the summer to purchase from me. Seeds are selling now, and when these are gone for the year, they're gone, until next year.
You will receive 20 seeds. Shipping is 1st class mail. I will definitely combine shipments, so if you need several things and would like a special listing with reduced shipping, just let me know.
Shipping & policies
I use paypal shipping for all orders that are paid for via paypal. Please do not ask me to ship your item to an address that is not your registered paypal address. That provides no coverage for the seller . If you want a different address on your seeds, please choose the 'send a check' option.
**PLEASE NOTE *** We are not the fastest shippers...please contact us BEFORE your purchase if you need your seeds quickly.
Payment must be made within 24 hours of your purchase, unless you send me a message and let me know if something is delaying your payment, or you are sending a check/money order.
I do offer to ship my seeds internationally. Buyers who want their seeds shipped to another country, must buy at a minimum of three packets of seeds.
Why ? Because for example, if you purchase a package of seeds for $2.00. I have these fees which come out of that ...25 cents for Etsy, 50 cents for paypal. So I am left with making $1.25 on that package of seeds.
I will not drive to the post office, and fill out customs paperwork, on a sale that will only make me $1.25. I'm sorry, but would you ?