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Henderson Bush Lima Bean

SKU: 0608-P50

Item Details

(aka Dwarf Sieva) Introduced in 1889 by Peter Henderson Company of New York. A dwarf lima that is very early, hardy, productive, and disease resistant. Produces small creamy white limas for the home gardener and canner that are distinct in color and excellent in quality. Desirable and dependable in adverse conditions.

  • 60-75 days
  • ±1,200 seeds/lb
  • Conventional
  • Bush bean
  • Shelling and Dry bean
  • Seeds are white and small
  • Disease resistant

This variety works for:

  • Fresh eating
  • Baking
  • Soups
  • Canning
  • Freezing

As your lima beans are maturing, shell them and toss the fresh seeds into salads with mint, feta, and hulled corn.

If you grow your limas as dry beans, try adding them to spicy Moroccan stews or Asian curries as the flavor of the bean will hold up well.

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. Limas prefer full sun.

  • Direct Seed: 2" Apart
  • Seed Depth: 1"
  • Rows Apart: 36-48"
  • Light: Full Sun

Ratings & Reviews

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Not all the same type


The seeds in the packet were not all bush-type beans. Many were climbers. Good tasting though.

wonderful little lima bean


Tender, small lima beans. Mine flowered later than I expected, but produced well. Tolerated hot, arid 8B summer, but I do wonder if the heat made them drop the flowers at the peak of our heat wave - they didn't set until temps dropped out of the 100s.

Beautiful Lima Bean


Been growing these for the last several years on the southern most tip of zone 7b and they produce wonderfully (usually 2 full rounds of crops) can well, and taste delicious.