Henderson Bush Lima Bean Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

#3021
This packet sows up to 12 feet.
Availability: In Stock
These white, small "baby" lima beans have a delicious flavor and mature earlier than most limas. This bush type plant will be loaded with pods—quite productive! And believe us, the flavor is not what you remember your mom feeding you as a kid; fresh lima beans taste incredible! Can be also be frozen or left on the plant to dry. Tolerates fairly dry growing conditions.
$2.69 15 grams

Botanical Name: Phaseolus lunatus

Days to Maturity: 65 days

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Mexico and South America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 16" tall and 12" wide

Variety Information: 3" long pods contain 3–4 small, white, flat seeds each. Beans have a smooth texture with a buttery, delicate flavor. 'Henderson Bush' is an upright, bush type and does not need to be staked.

Type: Shelling bean

Attributes: Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 65°F, ideally 70°–85°F. Successive Sowings: Every 7 to 14 days up to 80 days before your average first fall frost date. NOTE: In very hot summer areas, skip sowing as high heat approaches; temperatures consistently above 90°F will prevent beans from forming.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended; bean seedlings are sensitive to root disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 6–12 days

Seed Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 1 seed every 4"

Row Spacing: 24"

Thinning: Not required

Harvesting: For fresh use, pick the pods when they are bulging but before they begin to turn yellow and dry out. Shell the beans and use immediately or store in the refrigerator for a few days or freeze. For dried beans, leave on the vine until the pod and beans are dry and hard.

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