Because lima beans cannot survive cold weather, plant them well after the last frost; the soil temperature should be at least 70 degrees. Place them about 5″ apart, “eye” side down and 1″ deep, in rows 3′ apart. The soil should be enriched with compost or other organic matter, and deeply worked; lima beans appreciate full sun. Germination may be slow.
Heirloom Seed Product Features:
Annual. 70 days to maturity. 12-18″ height. 3-6″ spacing. Three or four great buttery tasting lima seeds grow in each pod, and are light green when ripe or white when dry.
Plant them in a sunny location about 5″ apart, “eye” side down, and 1″ deep, in rows 24″ to 36″ apart. Germination may be slow. The soil should be enriched with compost. Seeds are great for Planting in Garden or for storing in a seed safe for emergency. This bean produces small white delicately flavored lima beans. Great for canning and freezing, Baby Fordhook is a great variety for the home garden and market! It is heat tolerant and can adapt to a wide variety of conditions. Matures in 70 days.
This bush bean produces small, delicately flavored lima beans. Great for canning and freezing.
USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Latin Name: Phaseolus lunatus Type: Open Pollinated, Warm Season
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