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Phaseolus vulgaris.  O'odham Pink.  Also called S-wegi mu:n. A pink bean from desert borderlands of Sonora and Arizona once widely grown by Tohono O'odham people. 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. From our Seed Bank Collection. 

  • Origin: Low desert
  • Approx. 15g/50 seeds per packet.

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Great Pink Bean

I grew these in Northern Arizona and they are an excellent dry pole bean. Once you start growing these beans out and taste their flavor you will realize everything that is wrong with commercially available beans that everyone consumes. These beans are so easy to grow and its a shame that they are not more readily available for people to eat. Remember that these Native American varieties will readily cross with other bean varieties.

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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!