Tepary Bean
Phaseolus acutifolius 'Sonoran Golden'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: acutifolius (a-kew-ti-FOH-lee-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Sonoran Golden
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Bush

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:

71 to 80 days

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Benton, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 16, 2004, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

I've not had enough of a harvest to determine if this is a good cultivar for West KY. They do not like wet feet and I have lost portions of my crop to flood several years.

The beans are in small flat pods and hold about 6 to 8 seeds.