Lima Bean, Henderson Bush
- Bush bean
- Seeds are white and small
- Disease resistant
- Shelling and Dry bean
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.
Lima Bean, Henderson Bush Description
Henderson Bush lima, or 'Dwarf Sieva' lima, was introduced in 1889 by the Peter Henderson Company of New York.
Lima beans were domesticated in the Andes around 2000 BCE and in Mesoamerica almost 3000 years later, resulting in the Sieva type. It wasn't until the 1500s that limas were being grown in Europe and the Mediterranean regions.
Learn to Grow it
This crop can be direct seeded into warm soil after the last spring frost. If you sow a section or row every two or three weeks, you can get a continuous crop.
Space your seeds 2-4 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds around 1 inch deep.
As this plant grows it may need support in the form of a trellis to keep the vines off the ground. You won't need to fertiize this crop in order to get a healthy yield.
These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.