Tepary Bean, Moctezuma

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Quick facts

  • Native to North America, heat and drought tolerant
  • Very productive

Phaseolus acutifolius  

This white tepary bean originally came to us from the folks at Native Seed Search.  They collected it in 1976 at the Moctezuma Market in the Moctezuma watershed in Sonora, Mexico.  This bush tepary sends out some runners that but will not climb vigorously.

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 seeds min.