Lima Bean, Christmas
- Pole bean
- Seeds are white and maroon
- Seeds grow to the size of a quarter
- Bears even during extreme heat
- Shelling and dry bean
- 75-100 days
- ±360 seeds/lb
(aka Large Speckled Calico) First cultivated in the U.S. around 1840. Produces beautiful quarter-sized flat white seeds with maroon spots and swirls. Rich flavor, can be used as both a shell lima or dry. Heavy yields, bears even during extreme heat. Pole habit, 75-100 days. ±360 seeds/lb.
Direct Seed: 2" Apart
Seed Depth: 1"
Rows Apart: 36-48"
Support: Trellis, tepee, or fencing
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.