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Basic Collection Information and Status
Tepary Bean (Phaseolus acutifolius, Fabaceae)Cultural Affiliation n/a
Collection Site Arizona, United States (latitude: 32°; altitude: 2,500 ft / 800 m)
Collection Year n/a
Accession Status Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Selected from white teparies purchased many years ago in a Tucson Mexican market. Similar to a historic Tohono O'odham and Yuma variety.
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Characterization and Evaluation
There are currently no observational data available for this accession. If you have made observations of this accession and are willing to share them, please contact us.
|Tepary Bean Introduction||Cultivation Instructions||Seed Saving Instructions|
|Cultivated in the Southwest for millenia, teparies mature quickly and are tolerant of the low desert heat, drought and alkaline soils.||Plant seeds 1/2" deep and 4" apart with the summer rains. If rains are sparse, irrigate when plants look stressed. They do not tolerate overwatering. Teparies may carry bean mosaic virus, do not plant near other types of beans.||A self-pollinating annual. Harvest pods as they dry. Be careful: mature pods will pop open and drop seeds if left on the plant. An alternative is to harvest the whole plants when pods are turning brown, allow them to dry on a sheet, then thresh and winnow seeds.|