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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: 4,200 ft / 1,300 m)
Collection Year 1989
Accession Status Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
San Pedro Wild TeparyPW107
Found in a tributary arroyo of the San Pedro River of southern Arizona. Collected and grown out by Andy Ward, a long-time friend of NS/S. Seeds are brown, some with stripes or speckles, and on the large side for wild teparies.
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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|
|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.|