Plant description and unique characteristics:

Among the most drought and heat tolerant crops in the world. Tepary beans are high in protein and contain soluble fiber helpful in controlling cholesterol and diabetes. A very rare bean, the bean itself resembles a small pebble with blue speckles and tan variations. A very small and hardy plant that will not exced 8 inches

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LIGHT
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DAYS TO
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PLANT
SPACING

8"

PLANT SIZE
AT HARVEST

Loam

SOIL TYPE

Seed History and Growing Tips

Growing Tips

They are best planted with the mid-summer monsoon rains characteristic of the Southwest, unless otherwise stated. They generally do not tolerate wet conditions and clay soils.

Crop Traits

CROP SIZE AT HARVEST:
CROP YIELD PER PLANT:
COLOR AT HARVEST: Tan
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Seed grown in:

Occidental, United States

Latitude 38.4°, Longitude -123°

Mediterranean Climate

The Mediterranean climate is characterized by warm dry summers and mild, wet winters. As a result, areas with this climate receive almost all of their precipitation during their winter, autumn and spring seasons, and may go anywhere from 4 to 6 months during the summer without having any significant precipitation.