Tepary Bean, Black

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Quick facts

  • Native to North America, heat and drought tolerant
  • High yielding

Phaseolus acutifolius  

Nutritious and easy to grow, black tepary beans represent resilient gardening at its best.  They don't require much in the way of fertility and water, and are extremely productive.  Firm texture and meaty flavor.  We originally got these seeds from Native Seed Search in Arizona.  Traditionally grown by Native Americans for centuries, who call it S-chuuk Bavi.  

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., 55 seeds min.