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  • PT082
  • Phaseolus acutifolius. A rare black tepary with a complex, earthy flavor highly rated by some local chefs.  This accession was selected from white teparies purchased many years ago in a Tucson Mexican market. Similar to a historic Tohono O'odham and Yuma variety. From our Seed-Bank Collection.

    • Origin: Low Desert
    • Habit: some twining but not a vigorous climber
    • Approx. 7g/50 seeds per packet.
    • Limit 3 packets.


    • $3.95

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 8 reviews
    Wichita Falls, TX
    Super Easy

    Ordered the 6 low desert varieties (2 black, 2 tan, 2 white).
    Planted 3 days before the spring rains at end of April. They did everything else. Gave supplemental water twice. Harvested first of July. Generous and consistent number of seed pods on each plant. Estimating 1 serving per plant. Excellent no-fuss resiliant harvest!

    Roger Barnes

    They sprouted.
    Finally bloomed.
    No beans. Yet.
    Started them in early Agust now early October.
    Will try again come spring.
    Planted in Lubbock, TX.

    Tracey LaRue
    Just planted

    I planted the black bean seeds beginning of September. They have sprouted and are doing well. In Palm Desert CA

    Luke Hill
    Review of Black

    Black is a pretty good color, and it definitely has its uses. In general though, I’d say in tucson that White is more useful. For example, painting things White will reflect more sunlight, whereas painting things Black will absorb sunlight, and thus more heat. Heat absorption is really advantageous in applications like solar water heating though, so there’s +1 for Black. Overall, I give Black a good review. The

    Alan Bennett

    I live in Oregon and will plant in the early spring so no comment yet.