Category Archives: Lima Bean

North Star Lima Bean

The seed for this variety was acquired at a seed swap in Brown County Indiana in 2016. This is a tall (7-8 foot) climbing lima bean that requires a long summer to mature. Likely related to another lima bean called “North Pole”. … Continue reading

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Alabama Black Eye Butterbean

This rare heirloom lima bean was sent to from a grower in Alabama. I grew these in an area that stayed extremely wet into late summer, due to the excess of heavy rains. Even with wet feet, the plants were vigorous and disease … Continue reading

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Christmas Lima Bean

Phaseolus lunatus          75-100 days Also known as Large Speckled Calico. This heirloom lima bean was first cultivated in the U.S. around 1840. It can be used fresh as a shell bean or as a dry bean when fully mature. Full, … Continue reading

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