Red Calico Lima Bean

Not Available for 2020

I obtained the seed for this heirloom pole lima bean in a seed trade last winter (2017). This strain¬†may be¬†from Israel and appears not to be the same bean called “Red Calico” listed on the Monticello Seed Shop. This is a fairly late maturing bean at 100 – 110 days. This is a prolific producer and did well for me in an area that only got morning sun. This is an extremely rare lima bean and I have a limited supply of seed for this season.

*The germination rate is a little lower that what I prefer (65% – 70%). I will be adding an additional 10 seeds to each packet to compensate.