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  • Chihuahuan Wild Tepary

Chihuahuan Wild Tepary



This variety is in low supply and is only available to Native Seeds/SEARCH members (with a two packet limit) and through the Native American Free Seed Program. Members, please enter your membership discount code below to unlock this product. Your membership support enables us to continue making this diversity available!


Phaseolus acutifolius var. tenuifolius. Collected near the border of Chihuahua and Sonora, this is one of only two wild teparies from Mexico conserved in the Native Seeds/SEARCH seed bank. Readily reseeds, pods will easily "pop" open when dry. Much smaller and more difficult to germinate than domesticated teparies, but a fun exploration of agricultural history and wild plant conservation. Before planting, scarify seeds by sanding the seed coat lightly to allow water to penetrate.  From our Seed-Bank Collection.

  • Origin: High Desert
  • Habit: Plant will twine and climb
  • Approx. 2g/50 seeds per packet
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