Introduced in 1888 by Peter Henderson and Company, this tender lima bean is one of our more popular varieties. In 1888 Henderson offered $100 cash for plants bearing the most pods and proclaimed it “A VEGETABLE WONDER!” (71 days)
Each packet contains approximately 100 seeds.
Grown and harvested the same as common beans. Lima beans won’t thrive in extreme heat. Sow beans 1 to 2 inches deep when danger of frost is past. Soaking seeds 1 to 2 hours before planting will speed germination. Beans will rot if soil is too cold or very damp. Sow bush-types 6 to 12 inches apart in beds, pole-types 6 inches apart in rows. Provide support for poll-types.
Harvest for snaps when pods are good sized; keep snaps well picked, as production slows as seed matures. All varieties of strings will develop in over-mature pods.