$12.50

[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. (¼ lb = 4 oz = 114 g)

Note for seedsavers: our grower for this one found ~4% red seeds when he grew out the crop, from Worcester Indian Red lima seeds that had volunteered from a previous crop and grown up with the Sieva crop. He pulled out all the red seed during cleaning, but there's a slight chance that plants grown out from this crop will have a few red-seeded crosses. (½ lb = 8 oz = 228 g)
  • Item # 14518G

Lima Beans (Butterbeans)

Phaseolus lunatus
Please refer to our Lima Bean Growing Guide for cultural information.
Packet: 1 oz (28 g) unless otherwise indicated.