Tepary Bean, Cumpas White

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Quick facts

  • Native to North America, heat and drought tolerant
  • Some twining but not a vigorous climber

Phaseolus acutifolius  

This variety came to us from Native Seed Search in Arizona.  It is from Cumpas, Sonora, where Opata descendants still live.  

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.