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Blue Speckled

blue-speckled-tepary-bean Blue Speckled "Phaseolus acutifolius
HOW TO GROW TEPARY BEAN

Traditionally a two season bean, with the first planting being made in early spring and another in midsummer. Grows to 8–12”. The seeds should be planted two inches deep, eyes down and two to three inches apart with rows 18–24” from its neighbor. Tepary beans germinate about 10˚F warmer than common beans. It's best to cultivate your tepary patch regularly, to keep down weed competition. Grown as a dry shelled bean. Also tried as a dry climate cover crop. In the garden, dry on the vine and harvest the small kernels when they're orange brown. Farm production, when the first pods start to ripen whole plants are pulled up, dried and threshed. Soil pH 5–7. Hardiness zones 7–10. Annual.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 217 seeds per ounce. Usual seed life: 4 years.

Planting Depth 2"
Soil Temp. Germ. 70–95˚F
Days to Germ. 10–14
Plant Spacing 2–3”
Row Spacing 18–24”
Days To Maturity 80–90
Full Sun, Dry Climate
  • Blue Speckled tepary bean image##Photo: Ron Boyd##

    Photo: Ron Boyd

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Tan and blue-grey spotted beans that are drought and heat-tolerant. They evolved to mature quickly following monsoonal summer rains in the Southwest. They are originally from the Mayan highland areas of southern Mexico. Their seeds and pods are smaller than common beans, and their flavor is sweet and delicate. Th...
Tan and blue-grey spotted beans that are drought and heat-tolerant. They evolved to mature quickly following monsoonal summer rains in the Southwest. They are originally from the Mayan highland areas of southern Mexico. Their seeds and pods are smaller than common beans, and their flavor is sweet and delicate. This legume lends itself well to almost any bean recipe. Before cooking, let the beans soak in cold water for at least 12 hours. After that time, the beans swell to about twice their dried size. Tepary beans require more cooking time than other bean varieties. Also known as Pawi, Pavi, Tepari, Escomite, Yori mui, Yorimuni and Yori muni. Tags: Type: Pole, Harvest: Early, Color: Bi-Colored, Size: Small, Specialty: Drought Tolerant, Heritage: Heirloom.

The tepary bean is among North America's oldest agricultural crops: The naturally heat, drought and pest-resistant bean have been found dating to 5,000 BCE in the Tehuacán Valley in Mexico. It served as a staple food for generations of prehistoric native Americans. By 1701 it was the principal crop raised at the mission Nuestra Senora de los Dolores in New Mexico. In fact, it was there that the bean got the name, when the arriving Spanish asked a group of Papagos what they were planting, the Indians responded, "T'pawi, " meaning simply, "It's a bean." Papagos, Pimas and other tribes, still raise the bean. The Pimas sowed their teparies when the mesquite bushes leafed out and again when the saguaro was harvested.

Early native American’s used a digging stick, sow three to five seeds, three inches deep, in hills spaced six to eight feet apart. The Papagos often planted their teparies at the mouths of arroyos, waiting till after those gullies had been flooded with the early summer rains. These areas are usually moister than the open desert, and they're also rich in the nutrients and trace minerals washed down by the seasonal torrents. Papago women traditionally shelled the beans by beating the pods with sticks. The harvesters would then parch the kernels over live coals to destroy any insect eggs that might be present. You can accomplish the same thing by simply placing the beans, on a shallow baking pan, in a 180°F oven for 15 minutes or by freezing them for at least an hour.

Northwestern Mexico is the primary area of production for tepary beans. It is also cultivated in many countries in Africa, Australia and Asia

Delicious tepary bean recipes.

Learn More
  • Blue Speckled tepary bean image##Photo: Ron Boyd##

    Photo: Ron Boyd

    📷

Blue Speckled

blue-speckled-tepary-bean Blue Speckled "Phaseolus acutifolius
Tan and blue-grey spotted beans that are drought and heat-tolerant. They evolved to mature quickly following monsoonal summer rains in the Southwest. They are originally from the Mayan highland areas of southern Mexico. Their seeds and pods are smaller than c...
Tan and blue-grey spotted beans that are drought and heat-tolerant. They evolved to mature quickly following monsoonal summer rains in the Southwest. They are originally from the Mayan highland areas of southern Mexico. Their seeds and pods are smaller than common beans, and their flavor is sweet and delicate. This legume lends itself well to almost any bean recipe. Before cooking, let the beans soak in cold water for at least 12 hours. After that time, the beans swell to about twice their dried size. Tepary beans require more cooking time than other bean varieties. Also known as Pawi, Pavi, Tepari, Escomite, Yori mui, Yorimuni and Yori muni. Tags: Type: Pole, Harvest: Early, Color: Bi-Colored, Size: Small, Specialty: Drought Tolerant, Heritage: Heirloom.

The tepary bean is among North America's oldest agricultural crops: The naturally heat, drought and pest-resistant bean have been found dating to 5,000 BCE in the Tehuacán Valley in Mexico. It served as a staple food for generations of prehistoric native Americans. By 1701 it was the principal crop raised at the mission Nuestra Senora de los Dolores in New Mexico. In fact, it was there that the bean got the name, when the arriving Spanish asked a group of Papagos what they were planting, the Indians responded, "T'pawi, " meaning simply, "It's a bean." Papagos, Pimas and other tribes, still raise the bean. The Pimas sowed their teparies when the mesquite bushes leafed out and again when the saguaro was harvested.

Early native American’s used a digging stick, sow three to five seeds, three inches deep, in hills spaced six to eight feet apart. The Papagos often planted their teparies at the mouths of arroyos, waiting till after those gullies had been flooded with the early summer rains. These areas are usually moister than the open desert, and they're also rich in the nutrients and trace minerals washed down by the seasonal torrents. Papago women traditionally shelled the beans by beating the pods with sticks. The harvesters would then parch the kernels over live coals to destroy any insect eggs that might be present. You can accomplish the same thing by simply placing the beans, on a shallow baking pan, in a 180°F oven for 15 minutes or by freezing them for at least an hour.

Northwestern Mexico is the primary area of production for tepary beans. It is also cultivated in many countries in Africa, Australia and Asia

Delicious tepary bean recipes.

Learn More
HOW TO GROW TEPARY BEAN

Traditionally a two season bean, with the first planting being made in early spring and another in midsummer. Grows to 8–12”. The seeds should be planted two inches deep, eyes down and two to three inches apart with rows 18–24” from its neighbor. Tepary beans germinate about 10˚F warmer than common beans. It's best to cultivate your tepary patch regularly, to keep down weed competition. Grown as a dry shelled bean. Also tried as a dry climate cover crop. In the garden, dry on the vine and harvest the small kernels when they're orange brown. Farm production, when the first pods start to ripen whole plants are pulled up, dried and threshed. Soil pH 5–7. Hardiness zones 7–10. Annual.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 217 seeds per ounce. Usual seed life: 4 years.

Planting Depth 2"
Soil Temp. Germ. 70–95˚F
Days to Germ. 10–14
Plant Spacing 2–3”
Row Spacing 18–24”
Days To Maturity 80–90
Full Sun, Dry Climate

Meet Your Farmer

We promote fair trade, organic practices and environmental responsibility throughout the Restoration Seeds supply chain. Below are the family farmers and seed suppliers who bring our open pollinated seeds to you.

Hobbs and Meyer Farms Certified Organic by CO Dept. of Ag. Seed grower since 1996
We are a family farm business located in Avondale, Colorado and La Puebla, New Mexico. Our mission is to renew and strengthen communities by stewarding the land and guiding the health of seed, food and people. We grow a wide diversity of certified organic crops on 43 irrigated acres at three locations. At our Colorado farms we produce garlic, open pollinated seeds, fresh vegetables, grains, sour cherries and mulberries. In New Mexico we concentrate on apples and culinary herbs.We also partner with several other farms in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico to supplement our seed offerings and manage seed isolation distances. Our farmer partners are Mer-Girl Gardens in La Villita, NM, White Mountain Farm in Mosca, CO and Ring-a-Ding Farm in Howard, CO.We grow 8 varieties of garlic; approximately 70 varieties of open pollinated vegetable, herb and flower seeds; specialty produce; and ancient and heritage grains. Our value added food products are marketed under the brand "Campo y Cocina". Our seeds are marketed under the brand "Farm Direct Organic Seed". Our produce is sold as "Hobbs & Meyer Farms".We are dedicated to on-going learning and improvement on our farms. We have have been certified Organic since 2001 and have designed our systems with principles from rotational, conservation, regenerative, and biodynamic agricultural farming systems. We are also working on developing habitat and forage for pollinating insects on our properties." bean Type: Pole, Harvest: Early, Color: Bi-Colored, Size: Small, Specialty: Drought Tolerant, Heritage: Heirloom TRUE Seeds 50 Seeds 15193 10.52 46 continue manual 3.5 TRUE FALSE http://034ea2b.netsolhost.com/restoration-seeds-76/bean/tepary-bean/Blue-Speckled_tepary-bean.jpg Blue Speckled tepary bean image
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