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Lima Beans

Lima Beans

Garden ripe lima beans are tasty and tender and are growing in popularity! Roast, sauteed or add them to soups. Lima beans have longer maturity dates and tend to ripen late summer to early fall.

The small Woods Prolific Lima Bean is perfect for canning, freezing and as a dry bean! The bean plant produces thick green pods with small creamy white seeds. Each pod contains about 3 to 4 seeds. The Woods Prolific Lima Bean prefers full sun and has early to mid maturity and produces continuously until frost.

Fordhook 242 is a popular variety of bush bean known for its exceptional flavor and versatility in the garden. These beans have a rich history, dating back to the early 20th century when they were first introduced by the W. Atlee Burpee Seed Company. Fordhook 242 beans belong to the Phaseolus vulgaris species and are a type of snap or green bean, which means they are typically eaten in their immature, tender pod stage. In terms of taste, Fordhook 242 beans are celebrated for their crisp and tender texture, as well as their mild, sweet, and slightly nutty flavor. They are a favorite among gardeners and cooks alike, making them a versatile choice for various culinary applications. The plants of Fordhook 242 are compact and bushy, reaching a height of about 18 to 24 inches. They are known for their quick maturity, typically taking around 50 to 55 days from planting to harvest. The pods are a vibrant green color, elongated, and measure about 6 to 7 inches in length. This variety is prized for its disease resistance, particularly against common bean diseases like mosaic virus and bacterial brown spot. Fordhook 242 beans are known to yield approximately 5-8 pounds of beans per 10-foot row, making them a productive choice for home gardeners. Proper spacing is crucial for healthy growth, with plants typically spaced about 3-4 inches apart in rows that are 18-24 inches apart. These beans thrive in well-drained, fertile soil and require full sun exposure for optimal growth. With their excellent taste, disease resistance, and reliable yield, Fordhook 242 beans are a fantastic addition to any vegetable garden.

The Eastland bean, scientifically known as Phaseolus vulgaris 'Eastland,' is a popular variety of bush bean that hails from the United States. It is highly esteemed for its exceptional taste and ease of cultivation. Eastland beans belong to the family Fabaceae and are a warm-season crop commonly grown in gardens and small-scale farms. In terms of taste, Eastland beans are celebrated for their tender, crisp texture and rich, earthy flavor. They are a delight to eat both raw and cooked. The pods of Eastland beans are of medium size, typically measuring around 4-5 inches in length. The plants themselves are compact and bushy, making them suitable for smaller gardens and spaces. These beans have a relatively short maturity period, typically taking around 70-75 days from planting to harvest. The beans are known for their vibrant green color, making them visually appealing as well. Eastland beans are generally resistant to common bean diseases such as bean mosaic virus and rust. They are known to provide a good yield per acre, often ranging from 800 to 1,200 pounds of beans per acre, depending on growing conditions and care. Proper spacing is crucial for their growth, with plants typically spaced 3-4 inches apart in rows that are about 18-24 inches apart. These beans thrive in well-drained soil with full sun exposure and require regular watering to maintain consistent moisture levels in the soil. Overall, Eastland beans are a favorite among gardeners and farmers for their taste, disease resistance, and relatively quick harvest time.

The Burpee Improved Bush Lime bean plants produce large pods, high yields, and perfectly shaped beans. Burpee Improved beans are both larger and thicker than normal lima beans. The growth is even more vigorous, with heavier foliage. The plants are uniformly upright.

King of the Garden is a heavy yielding lima bean. This variety is our best freezing bean variety! They come out of the freezer just like they were put in. A great top pole Lima bean. Great freezing bean. Also a heavy long-term yielder.

The Jackson Wonder is the perfect bean for the care-free garden. This bean has a wonderful taste straight from the garden. The Jackson Wonder bean tolerates both heat and drought very well. Perfect bean for gardeners with very little time.

Henderson is the ultimate popular baby Lima. Henderson offers great tasting, smaller beans, that are perfect for cooking with any meal.

Christmas bean, scientifically known as Phaseolus vulgaris 'Christmas,' is a delightful and unique variety of green bean that adds a festive touch to holiday meals. This particular bean cultivar has a fascinating history dating back to the early 20th century when it was first developed by dedicated plant breeders. Its name, "Christmas bean," is derived from its vibrant red and green coloration, reminiscent of traditional holiday colors. In terms of taste, Christmas beans are known for their tender and crisp texture, making them a delightful addition to a variety of dishes. Their flavor is mildly sweet with a subtle nuttiness, making them a versatile choice for both cooking and salads. The beans typically mature in about 80 to 90 days, making them a relatively quick-growing option for gardeners. The pod size is medium to large, with an average length of 6-7 inches, perfect for harvesting when they are young and tender. Christmas bean plants are compact in size, reaching heights of around 18-24 inches. They are known for their disease resistance, particularly against common bean diseases such as rust and bean mosaic virus. When properly cared for, Christmas bean plants can yield an abundant harvest, with each plant producing a substantial number of pods. For optimal growth, they require well-drained soil, full sun exposure, and regular watering. Plant spacing should be about 4-6 inches apart in rows, and they thrive in a variety of climates, making them a popular choice for gardeners looking to add a festive touch to their holiday season while enjoying a bountiful harvest of delicious, colorful beans.  

The Dixie Speckled Butterpea is a very productive and tasty lima bean. Smaller beans are about the size of peas. Speckled of red on a deep purple body. Great for Southern states with hot weather. Delicious when picked young. Great for hot climates. Smaller lima bean.