San Pedro Wild Tepary
Phaseolus acutifolius var. latifolius. Found in a deep cut arroyo tributary of the San Pedro River watershed of southern Arizona, upstream of an 1890's homesite and prehistoric sites. Collected and grown out by Andy Ward, a long-time friend of NS/S. Seeds are mostly solid brown, though some have stripes or speckles. One of our larger wild teparies, and one of the lower elevation wild collections.
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.