• Blue Speckled
  • Blue Speckled
  • Blue Speckled

Blue Speckled


Phaseolus acutifolius.  Unique and beautiful tan beans with navy blue speckles. From highland areas of southern Mexico, this variety is a Mayan folkrace. These beans do not tolerate low-desert heat as O'odham varieties do, but are otherwise very prolific.  From our Seed-Bank Collection.

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


    • $3.95

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 7 reviews
    Paul P.
    Grows very well in Texas Hill Country

    I've been planting Blue Speckled Tepary beans for 3 years, both for the nitrogen fixing and to eat as dried beans. Last year I planted them in infrequently watered rows and also around Persimmon & Pomegranate trees which were watered a bit more frequently & I harvested a good amount of dried beans from the rows but quite a bit more around the trees where they got out of hand. My total collected harvest last year was about 2 gallons of beans with probably the same amount lost in the shelling process (put whole plants on tarp, covered with another tarp and drove over them several times to shell). This year I only planted them in rows & started harvesting some of the beans as of yesterday. I expect to continue to do so for months. In my opinion Tepary's are great for high heat, low rainfall locations. Regarding my soil; The Texas A&M tested ph where I'm planting them is 7.8 with low nitrogen & 4-6 inches of topsoil over caliche.

    Ana Gonzalez
    High germination, drough/heat warriors

    I planted these in Austin, TX in Spring 2022. They germinated very well and started climbing a trellis. We hit 100F early in early May and have had temperatures above 90 two weeks in a row...the plants look like they don't care. Planted in large plastic pots, watered every two to three days in this very hot weather; they seem really happy and are producing pods already. Can't wait to harvest fresh beans for a salad.

    Over 2 pounds so far and still picking

    Been a dry summer in Missouri and these guys are loving it.

    Terry Perrine

    We are so excited to have these seeds for spring planting!

    Not Suited for Some Environments

    Silicon Valley, CA: I planted black, white, and blue speckled tepary beans in front of a large south-facing, full-sun, trellised wall on the edge of a bed getting minimal once a week drip irrigation. There is no rain in the San Francisco Bay Area typically between May and October so the beans were entirely dependent on provided water. 2020 was an extra-hot-for-us summer too. The beans struggled at first with just the drip, but when I started hand-watering once every 10-14 days during July-August, they responded. I got an impressive harvest from the black and white bean plants but the blue speckled beans struggled in this environment.