Phaseolus acutifolius v
25 seeds/pack | 80 days | Heirloom
We have been growing tepary beans for many years and this new variety has come with high recommendations from several sources. The dry beans are a tapestry of tan/grey with blue speckles. We direct seed them three rows to a bed with seeds planted closely together. Soon they form a dense thicket of bean plants. No need to trellis. Allow the pods to dry on the plants and then using clippers cut the entire plants onto sheets. Roll your sheet up like a taco and do the bean stomp to free the seeds (See photo). Further winnowing with a fan will remove the chaff. These are very drought tolerant beans from the southwest that have a rich nutty flavor.