Wick's Lima Bean

Phaseolus lunatus | SKU: 0115A P50
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  • Organic
  • 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


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Item Details

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.

Learn to Grow Wick's 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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Beats the Summer Heat


I grew these in the summer of 2020. ‘Nuff said? I am in North Texas, zone 8a. Beans do not do well here in the summer. These? Whoa! They just grew, and grew, and grew. They produced for most of the summer except for the hottest month of August. But the plants never deteriorated, they were beautiful the whole time, no insect or disease issues. And now, in the early fall, there are tons of bean pods on the plants. Plant these. You will not be sorry.