• 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 6 reviews
    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.

    Excellent Beans

    These beans did very well on the high Texas plains (4600 ft), in hot, dry condition. The cook well, with a balanced, deep flavor that was well received. Highly Recommended.