Wick's Lima Bean
- Pole bean
- Slightly curved pods
- Flat seeds are either white with dark purple mottling or solid purple
- Fresh shelling limas are sweet, dry limas are nutty tasting
- 90-100 days to dry beans
In 2004 Helen & H. Lee Thomas of West Virginia donated this variety to SSE. They received the seeds from H. Lee’s grandfather, Wick B. Smith of Sandyville, West Virginia, who had grown this variety since at least the 1930s. Seeds are either white with dark purple mottling or solid purple. The fresh shelling limas are sweet, while dry limas are also nutty. Pole habit, 90-110 days.
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.