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Phaseolus acutifolius var. acutifolius
Synonyms: P. acutifolius latifolius

Common Name(s): Tepary bean
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 60 to 120 (days)
Abs.Max=100° (F)    Opt.Max=86° (F)
Opt.Min=68° (F)    Abs.Min=46° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 39 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Sandy or muddy
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Very drought resistant. Grown primarily in southwestern states (New Mexico, Arizona).
Pythium, Sclerotinia, Rhizoctonia, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Food - pulse
Steppe and semi-arid, subtropical, tropical-wet and dry
Geographical Origin:
North America, Cultivated

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