Christmas Lima Bean

Phaseolus lunatus | SKU: 0607
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$3.25 to $75.00
  • Pole bean
  • Seeds grow to the size of a quarter
  • Bears even during extreme heat
  • Shelling and dry bean

$3.25 to $75.00

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Also known as Large Speckled Calico, this variety was first cultivated in the United States around 1840 and produces beautiful, quarter-sized, flat white seeds with maroon spots and swirls. It has rich flavor and can be used as a shell lima or dry. Heavy yields, bears even during extreme heat. Pole habit, 75-100 days. ±360 seeds/lb

Learn to Grow Christmas Lima Bean

Direct Seed: 2" Apart

Seed Depth: 1"

Rows Apart: 36-48"

Light: Full Sun

Instructions- Lima beans thrive in hot temperatures. Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Seeds will germinate in 7-18 days. Limas prefer full sun.

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Beautiful vine is hardy in diverse weather


These vines have done tremendous here in Oklahoma City, where we have a lot of severe weather. They have endured a few cold nights, hail storms, extreme wind, and now 100 degree days with nearly 100% humidity and they have just kept climbing. I have them growing on an 8 metal foot trellis and they have looked happy everyday. I harvest the dried pods and am saving up the dried beans for some fall soup once it's chilly again. The vine itself is has well-mannered growth and it has lovely foliage, so I would consider just growing it on a trellis to produce some shade in the yard. It has not had any problems with pests