Henderson’s Bush

SKU: 5414



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Lima Bean, Henderson's Bush 1

Introduced in 1888 by Peter Henderson and Company, this tender lima bean is one of the 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.

Planting Instructions:
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.

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