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  • PT121
  • Phaseolus acutifolius.  A white tepary collected for NS/S in 1976 at Moctezuma Market in the Moctezuma watershed in Sonora, Mexico.  A very productive variety in our 2020 growout in Tucson.  From our Seed-Bank Collection.

    • Origin: Low Desert
    • Habit: some twining but not a vigorous climber
    • 1 Packet has approx 50 seeds
    • Limit 3 packets.


      These seeds are part of our conservation program and are not available for purchase. They are only available through Native American Seed Request
    • $3.95

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 7 reviews
    Jen Urso
    Sadly, never sprouted

    I planted these several times in different parts of my garden, with the monsoon rains but never had any sprout! I don't know if the birds got to the seeds but I grow the Pinacate Teparies without any issue. Too bad, though. I love white tepary beans!

    Beautiful and productive

    I planted two varieties of tepary and this one is what grew and produced for me in the far north of California. Lots of beans from a small number of plants. They tolerate neglect well but grow better with regular watering. The plants that have partial shade are doing much better than the ones that get baked in the sun all day. I'm saving seed and in a few years hope to have this locally acclimated to my region. For some reason beans of any variety have done poorly in my garden year after year, but these ones are fantastic!

    Heather Haines

    Good germination. Growing well despite record rainfall here in Virginia (when it would normally be hot and dry). Would have been good to mention mosaic virus issue in seed description on your website...

    Great germination rate

    I inoculated these and they germinated fast with nearly 100% germination rate.

    Phillil Cook

    Very well done