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Blue Speckled

  • PT079
  • 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 9 reviews
    Matthew Padgett
    Blue Speckled

    I received these seeds in a timely fashion, as of yet, I have not planted them, but when I do plant these seeds, I am confident that everyone of them will sprout and grow,

    Melanie Schaefer
    Rabbit’s favorite garden veggie

    I have a resident rabbit in my garden. It usually nibbles a little on this and a little on that. I don’t mind sharing. But this rabbit is annihilating my blue speckled tepary bean plants. I hope we’ll get some blossoms and some beans, but I’m not holding out hope. They must be awfully tasty beans if the leaves are this popular.
    I had great germination. I cut off water to them once they were about 2 inches tall. the only water they are getting now is from thunderstorms here in Montana.

    Paul Piatkowski
    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.