Lupinus mutabilis

A species of lupin from the Andes, domesticated for more than 1500 years mostly because of its edible bean. Its nutrient-rich seeds are high in protein, as well as a good source for cooking oil. This is a great Nitrogen fixer that can also control nematode disease in potatoes when used in a crop rotation.

Water: Moderate, Drought Tolerant

Hardiness: Mature plants are resistant to frost, whereas seedlings are sensitive to low temperatures


Habit: Annual woody herb that grows 1.5 to 9'

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Average to poor, Nitrogen fixer

Origin: The Andean region of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia

Additional Characteristics: Nitrogen Fixer