Tepary Bean, Lofthouse Landrace

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Quick facts

  • Short season adapted
  • Diversity in bean color
  • Native to North America, heat and drought tolerant

Phaseolus acutifolius

90 days, bush habit. Short season tepary bean selected by Joseph Lofthouse of Landrace Garden Seeds in Paradise, Utah. These had no problem maturing at Giving Ground Farm. A landrace is a regionally adapted crop which contains greater diversity than a variety.

To learn more about landraces, read our blog post "What is a landrace???"

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


Not rec.

6-17 d.





Tepary beans are native to North America and are heat and drought tolerant. Plant 1" deep and 6" apart after all danger of frost has passed. Plants are not tolerant of much shade. Do not over water. Bush plants will not climb a trellis. Harvest dry plants and shake in a bag to free beans from pods. Use a fan to blow off chaff.

Seed specs:  Packet size:  1/4 oz., 50 min.