Lima Beans (Butterbeans)

Please refer to Lima Bean Cultural Notes for growing information.




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Aubrey Deane Pole Lima Bean 28 g

Aubrey Deane Pole Lima Bean 28 g

87 days. [Pre-1890 family heirloom from Greene County, VA. Introduced 1993 by SESE.] Medium-size limas, maroon with splashes of white. Tall plants tolerate poor soil and are very productive in hot, dry conditions. Some dried pods may release their seeds if left too long on the plants. Pkt (~49...
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Christmas (Large Speckled Calico) Pole Lima Bean 42 g

Christmas (Large Speckled Calico) Pole Lima Bean 42 g

84 days. Dependable, flavorful, heat-resistant, and a high yielder under hot, humid conditions. Seeds are about the size of a quarter, 5-6 in. long pods. Full-flavored seed is an attractive cream color with irregular red stripes. Use fresh or dry. Pkt (42 g = 1.5 oz, ~30 seeds)
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Christmas (Large Speckled Calico) Pole Lima Bean 1/4 lb

Christmas (Large Speckled Calico) Pole Lima Bean 1/4 lb

84 days. Dependable, flavorful, heat-resistant, and a high yielder under hot, humid conditions. Seeds are about the size of a quarter, 5-6 in. long pods. Full-flavored seed is an attractive cream color with irregular red stripes. Use fresh or dry. (¼ lb = 4 oz = 114 g)
$4.50

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Christmas (Large Speckled Calico) Pole Lima Bean 1/2 lb

Christmas (Large Speckled Calico) Pole Lima Bean 1/2 lb

84 days. Dependable, flavorful, heat-resistant, and a high yielder under hot, humid conditions. Seeds are about the size of a quarter, 5-6 in. long pods. Full-flavored seed is an attractive cream color with irregular red stripes. Use fresh or dry. (½ lb = 8 oz = 228 g)
$6.75

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Fordhook 242 Bush Lima Bean 57 g

Fordhook 242 Bush Lima Bean 57 g

72 days. [1945, USDA Beltsville, IN. AAS winner.] The standard lima for middle and northern latitudes where it bears well in warm years. Plants have dense foliage and are heat- and drought-resistant. Thick 4 in. pods have 3-5 large, flat greenish-white seeds with a nut-like flavor. Pkt (57 g = 2...
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Fordhook 242 Bush Lima Bean 1/4 lb

Fordhook 242 Bush Lima Bean 1/4 lb

72 days. [1945, USDA Belts- ville, IN. AAS winner.] The standard lima for middle and northern latitudes where it bears well in warm years. Plants have dense foliage and are heat- and drought-resistant. Thick 4 in. pods have 3-5 large, flat greenish-white seeds with a nut-like flavor. (¼ lb =...
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Fordhook 242 Bush Lima Bean 1/2 lb

Fordhook 242 Bush Lima Bean 1/2 lb

72 days. [1945, USDA Beltsville, IN. AAS winner.] The standard lima for middle and northern latitudes where it bears well in warm years. Plants have dense foliage and are heat- and drought-resistant. Thick 4 in. pods have 3-5 large, flat greenish-white seeds with a nut-like flavor. (½ lb = 8...
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Henderson Bush Bush Lima Bean 28 g

Henderson Bush Bush Lima Bean 28 g

72 days. [1885, originally found growing along a Virginia roadside.] Bushy 2 ft. plants bear loads of pods, 3-4 small creamy white seeds per pod. Early maturity. Widely adapted. An old favorite, good fresh, canned, or frozen. Pkt (65 seeds)
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Hopi Yellow Pole Lima Bean 28 g

Hopi Yellow Pole Lima Bean 28 g

80 days. [From Native Seeds/SEARCH] Lovely seeds, ranging from deep yellow to dark orange, mottled with dark brown specks. Medium-size limas average 3 per pod. Pkt (~38 seeds)
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Jackson Wonder Butterbean Bush Lima Bean 28 g

Jackson Wonder Butterbean Bush Lima Bean 28 g

66 days. [1888. Originated by GA farmer Thomas Jackson.] Popular heirloom variety yields well under hot, dry conditions. 3-5 seeds/pod. Fresh seeds are red, while dried seeds are buff-colored with purple-black mottling. Especially good as a fresh or dried butterbean. Widely adapted, also does well...
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Jackson Wonder Butterbean Bush Lima Bean 1/4 lb

Jackson Wonder Butterbean Bush Lima Bean 1/4 lb

66 days. Standard Southern variety. [Introduced 1888. Originated by Georgia farmer Thomas Jackson]. This popular heirloom variety yields well under hot, dry conditions. Contains 3 to 5 seeds per pod. Fresh seeds are red in the pod, while dried seeds are buff-colored with purple-black mottling....
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Jackson Wonder Butterbean Bush Lima Bean 1/2 lb

Jackson Wonder Butterbean Bush Lima Bean 1/2 lb

66 days. Standard Southern variety. [Introduced 1888. Originated by Georgia farmer Thomas Jackson]. This popular heirloom variety yields well under hot, dry conditions. Contains 3 to 5 seeds per pod. Fresh seeds are red in the pod, while dried seeds are buff-colored with purple-black mottling....
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King of the Garden Pole Lima Bean 42 g

King of the Garden Pole Lima Bean 42 g

88 days. [Introduced 1883 by Frank Platt after selecting bigger pods of Large White pole lima.] 4-7 in. pods, contain 4-6 large creamy-white seeds with honey-like flavor. Vines grow to 9½ ft. and bear heavily over an extended season. An old favorite of excellent quality. Pkt (42 g = 1.5 oz,...
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King of the Garden Pole Lima Bean 1/4 lb

King of the Garden Pole Lima Bean 1/4 lb

88 days. [Introduced 1883 by Frank Platt after selecting bigger pods of Large White pole lima.] 4-7 in. pods, contain 4-6 large creamy-white seeds with honey-like flavor. Vines grow to 9½ ft. and bear heavily over an extended season. An old favorite of excellent quality. Pkt (¼ lb =...
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King of the Garden Pole Lima Bean 1/2 lb

King of the Garden Pole Lima Bean 1/2 lb

88 days. [Introduced 1883 by Frank Platt after selecting bigger pods of Large White pole lima.] 4-7 in. pods, contain 4-6 large creamy-white seeds with honey-like flavor. Vines grow to 9½ ft. and bear heavily over an extended season. An old favorite of excellent quality. Pkt (½ lb =...
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Sieva (Carolina) Pole Lima Bean 28 g

Sieva (Carolina) Pole Lima Bean 28 g

[Pre-1750. Seedstock from Monticello.] Lima beans were a summertime favorite of Thomas Jefferson. This small, plump white lima has great flavor. 3-4 seeds/pod. Vigorous, drought tolerant vines can grow 9-10 ft. tall, need a sturdy trellis. Pkt (~59 seeds). Note for...
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Sieva (Carolina) Pole Lima Bean 1/4 lb

Sieva (Carolina) Pole Lima Bean 1/4 lb

[Pre-1750. Seedstock from Monticello.] Lima beans were a summertime favorite of Thomas Jefferson. This small, plump white lima has great flavor. 3-4 seeds/pod. Vigorous, drought tolerant vines can grow 9-10 ft. tall, need a sturdy trellis. 1/4 lb = 4 oz = 114 g Note for...
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Thorogreen (Cangreen Bush) Bush Lima Bean 28 g

Thorogreen (Cangreen Bush) Bush Lima Bean 28 g

60 days [1941, AAS winner. Selected from Henderson Bush.] Old time favorite with concentrated pod set for canning and freezing. Easy to grow, good flavor and texture. Similar to Henderson Bush, with 3-4 medium seeds/pod, but earlier, shorter (18 in.) plants, and light green seeds. Grower Clif...
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Violet's Multicolored Butterbeans Pole Lima Bean 28 g

Violet's Multicolored Butterbeans Pole Lima Bean 28 g

80-90 days [Banks County, GA, saved by 4 generations of Violet Brady Westbrook’s family.] A rainbow of seed colors - cream, beige, red-brown, and violet-purple, with speckles and swirls. Small seeds have great flavor, good fresh or dried. 3-5 in. pods. Good disease- and drought-resistance. Pkt...
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Worchester Indian Red Pole Pole Lima Bean 28 g

Worchester Indian Red Pole Pole Lima Bean 28 g

85 days. [Reported to be of Native American origin, pre- 1868. Introduced 1990 by SESE.] Our hardiest lima. Produces medium-sized limas on heat- and drought-resistant plants. Seeds are a beautiful dark maroon-red. This variety still exhibits a wild trait: a few pods spring open (shatter) when the...
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Worchester Indian Red Pole Pole Lima Bean 1/4 lb

Worchester Indian Red Pole Pole Lima Bean 1/4 lb

85 days. [Reported to be of Native American origin, pre- 1868. Introduced 1990 by SESE.] Our hardiest lima. Produces medium-sized limas on heat- and drought-resistant plants. Seeds are a beautiful dark maroon-red. This variety still exhibits a wild trait: a few pods spring open (shatter) when the...
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