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Basic Collection Information and Status
Tepary Bean (Phaseolus acutifolius tenuifolius, Fabaceae)Cultural Affiliation n/a
Collection Site Arizona, United States (latitude: 32°; altitude: 3,300 ft / 1,000 m)
Collection Year 1983
Accession Status Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Rock Corral Canyon Wild TeparyPW103
Originally collected in the Wild Chile Botanical Area in southern Arizona, home to other crop wild relatives including chiles, cotton, devil's claws, and squash. Our lowest-elevation collection of P. acutifolius var. tenui
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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.|
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