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  • O'odham Pink
  • O'odham Pink

O'odham Pink

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"S-wegi mu:n." A pink bean from desert borderlands of Sonora and Arizona once widely grown by Tohono O'odham peoples. Fast growing, the plants will sprawl and produce in early spring or late fall in the low desert. Does not tolerate the dry heat of summer in southern Arizona so it is an excellent choice for monsoon planting. Produces white flowers. Delicious bean with a creamy-textured when cooked. A traditional harvest includes uprooting the entire plant, leaving it out to dry and then threshing the plant with sticks to remove the pods before they are winnowed in the wind. Once harvested, the protein-rich beans are boiled or baked with meat or other animal fats. Approx. 15g/50 seeds per packet.

  • $3.25

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Great Low Desert Bean!

I planted these in Tucson, AZ for many seasons and am always thrilled by the harvest I get. I put them directly in the ground around April and May and harvest usually starting at the beginning of the monsoon (around early July). These beans are delicious as green beans and creamy and smooth in flavor when cooked as a dried bean. I highly recommend this variety!