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Phaseolus acutifolius

Tepary bean

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Features

  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourRed, orange
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Phaseolus acutifolius (Tepary bean). This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 20C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 30C.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Vegetable

Other common names

Rice bean, Bean

Origin

The Americas, principally Mexico

Interest and use

Culinary, climbing, vegetable, food

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They will need plenty of sunlight and ample moisture. They prefer a humus-rich well-drained soil. You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or spring.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or spring.

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