One of our all-time favorite seeds! Diverse in color. Tepary beans are incredibly drought tolerant, having been selected from beans surviving in the desert with only monsoon rains. Their leaves are more pointy than other beans, and the seeds are flatter and wrinklier. Highly recommended for any southwestern gardener, especially in low water areas. Very easy to grow. They shatter when fully ripe so checking regularly for maturity and using a tarp are helpful. Original seeds sourced from Joseph Lofthouse in Paradise, UT.
Planting Instructions: Sow directly in the ground 1" deep, 3" apart in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Keep moist until germinated. Highly drought tolerant, do not overwater.
Seed Saving Instructions: Allow pods to fully dry on the vine. Place a tarp under row and pull entire plant. Crush to dislodge beans. Store beans in a paper or mesh bag to ensure they dry fully and remain dry.
Approx 60 seeds/packet.