Bean, Bush Dry, 'Tiger's Eye'

Also known as Pepa de Zappalo, this heirloom comes originally from Chile and Argentina. For those who value dry beans for their aesthetic beauty as well for their taste, Tiger's Eye is practically without peer. The large flat beans are mustard yellow with burgundy swirls. Worth growing for their beauty alone, the rich flavor seals the deal. Good as shelly beans, in soups, and for refried beans. Great bean to substitute for Pintos in Southwest-inspired cooking.
80-90 days. UO

Packet: 1oz (~60 seeds)

Product Code: BEA-TE-pkt

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Growing Info


Direct seed after the last frost date when soil has warmed. 

Note: Beans prefer well-drained, warm soil.




6 seeds per linear foot, 2-3" between plants, in rows 15-18" apart.


5-10 days @ soil temp 65-90F


Full sun to part shade


Low to average. Beans prefer well-drained warm soil with a pH between 6.0-7.0.


Beans prefer warm soils and may rot at lower temperatures. This is particularly true for white seeded varieties. You love beans. Patience.

To increase yields in areas where beans have not previously been grown, use an inoculant to introduce rhizobia bacteria into the soil.

Allow pods to dry on plant before harvest.