Snow on the Mountain Lima Bean
- From the Collection for 2023
- Pole lima
- Slightly curved to twisted pods
- 80 days
The large beans of this vigorous pole lima variety are quite tasty, with the dry beans having a sweet, walnut flavor when cooked. Slightly curved, sometimes twisted pods grow 4-4.5"" long and contain three to four seeds each. Reverend Roy Blount of Washington Parish, Louisiana, shared this early-maturing variety with Seed Savers Exchange member John Coykendall, who gave it to SSE. It has been in Blount’s family since the 1880s but reportedly dates back to at least the 1860s. 80 days.
Learn to Grow Snow on the Mountain Lima Bean
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.