Lima Bean, Sieva
- Pole bean
- Seeds are white and pods grow to 3 inches
- Vines grow to 9-10 feet
- Shelling and Dry bean
This variety has been popular for hundreds of years and is also sometimes known as 'Small White' or 'Carolina' lima.
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 Lima Bean, Sieva
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.