PT074
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  • Pinacate
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  • Pinacate

Pinacate

PT074

Phaseolus acutifolius.  Originally obtained from the most arid runoff farm in Mexico, in the Sierra El Pinacate Protected Zone. They have been known to produce a crop from a single storm runoff. Extremely drought tolerant. These beans are mostly pale tan and slightly mottled.  Very productive at our Conservation Farm in Patagonia, AZ.  From our Seed-Bank Collection.

  • Origin: Low Desert
  • Habit: some twining but not a vigorous climber
  • Approx. 7g/50 seeds per packet.
  • Please do not order more than 3 packets of any one variety, and no more than 30 packets total.

 

  • $3.25

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P.A.
Productive and tasty

I was looking for something heat and drought tolerant and gave these a try. Planted with spring thunderstorms in San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b). They grew rapidly, overwhelmed my tallest stakes, and started climbing the okra and corn plants! Produced beans from July into November, and they tasted great in bean and cheese tacos. This is one I'll grow again -- low maintenance and very productive. The one thing I'd do differently is come up with a stronger stake or trellis for them to climb.

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BARBARA TELLMAN

Pinacate

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Lloyd Andersen
Most productive beans ever!

I have a backyard raised bed garden in Las Vegas, Nevada. I have tried to grow many common varieties of beans from burpee and even rareseeds. However none of the beans I have grown so far have come close to this variety. The plants have overcrowded the planned garden and are climbing up my amaranth and sunflower plants. I would say that each plant has grown 8 feet tall. However it’s probably much greater as they sprawl all over the garden. A bonus as well is that my Desert Tortoise loves the leaves and stems. He eats them before they even escape out of the garden fence. Planted in spring with peas and still waiting for the bean blossoms. The peas already dried out due to extreme heat and being productive for a couple of weeks. The pea plants I grew are long gone now and these bad boys have taken over their trellis as well. All I know is that when they start blossom. I’m going to have a wheel barrel full of beans from 2, 5 feet rows. Thank you for the seeds. Will definitely being growing again next season!