Introduced in 1888 by David Landreth and Sons. Jackson Wonder Bush produces heavy yields of small to medium-sized, tan and purple/ brown-speckled lima beans. Pods may be cooked when young. (75 days)
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.