O'odham Pink


"S-wegi mu:n." A pink bean from desert borderlands of Sonora and Arizona once widely grown by Tohono O'odham peoples. Fast growing, the plants will sprawl and produce in early spring or late fall in the low desert. Does not tolerate the dry heat of summer in southern Arizona so it is an excellent choice for monsoon planting. Produces white flowers. Delicious bean with a creamy-textured when cooked. A traditional harvest includes uprooting the entire plant, leaving it out to dry and then threshing the plant with sticks to remove the pods before they are winnowed in the wind. Once harvested, the protein-rich beans are boiled or baked with meat or other animal fats. Approx. 15g/50 seeds per packet.

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