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Lima Bean, German Butterbean (organic)

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SKU: 0175A-P25

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(Phaseolus lunatus) Seed Savers Exchange staff gave this vigorously climbing lima bean top marks! Its sweet, moist, and juicy beans have a distinctive, buttery taste and a smooth, creamy texture. Seed Savers Exchange received this variety in 1994 from William Rastetter of Indiana, who in turn acquired it sometime before 1968 from a friend named Flossie (Canfield) Drake, also of Indiana. These lima beans were likely grown by Flossie's mother, Margaret (Mendel) Canfield, in Dearborn County, Indiana, in the late 1800s. This variety matured late when grown at SSE's Heritage Farm in northeast Iowa. Pole habitat. 60-79 days. Organic.

  • Pole bean
  • Seeds are white and grow to the size of a nickel
  • Buttery taste, smooth and creamy texture
  • Bears even during extreme heat
  • Shelling and dry bean
  • 60-79 days
  • ±320 seeds/lb

Growing Instructions

Instructions- Lima beans thrive in hot temperatures. Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Seeds will germinate in 7-18 days. Lima's prefer full sun.

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