Santa Rita Wild Tepary
Phaseolus acutifolius var. latifolius. Originally collected in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson. One of the largest wild teparies in our collection. Exhibits a diversity of seed colors, including beige, dark brown and grey, and some seeds have brown speckles. Readily reseeds, pods will easily "pop" open when dry. More difficult to germinate than domesticated teparies, but a fun exploration of agricultural history and wild plant conservation. Before planting, scarify seeds by sanding the seed coat lightly to allow water to penetrate. From our Seed-Bank Collection.
- Origin: High Desert
- Habit: Plant will twine and climb
- Approx. 3g/50 seeds per packet.