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Basic Collection Information and Status
Tepary Bean (Phaseolus acutifolius latifolius, Fabaceae)Cultural Affiliation n/a
Collection Site Arizona, United States (latitude: 31°; altitude: 4,500 ft / 1,400 m)
Collection Year 1978
Accession Status Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Sycamore Canyon WildPW108
Collected by Ruby Road at Sycamore Canyon, south of Tucson. Long vines with purple flowers and relatively large seeds for a wild tepary.
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Characterization and Evaluation
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|Tepary Bean Introduction||Cultivation Instructions||Seed Saving Instructions|
|Wild tepary beans are found throughout the Sonoran Desert in upland and riparian environments.||Requires scarification: before planting, lightly sand seeds to remove some of the shiny seed coat. Plant 1/2 inch deep and 4 inches apart with the summer rains. Keep moist until germinated. Water only when plants look stressed.||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.|