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Christmas Lima Bean
  • bean christmas pole lima
  • lb104
  • Christmas Lima Bean
 
  • bean christmas pole lima
  • lb104
  • Christmas Lima Bean

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Christmas Pole Lima Bean (25 seeds) (LB104) $2.50

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Christmas Pole Lima Bean

         
 
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95 days. Very large white beans with beautiful, dark red splashes, rich flavor; heavy yields even in very hot weather; long vines. Heirloom.
 
Christmas Pole Lima Bean
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 21
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

90.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LJinMD
Location:
North East, MD, United States
Date:
May 26, 2017
          5.0
 
Great tasting beansproductive
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Productive, delicious

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is a great lima bean. The plants are very vigorous and productive and produced until hard frost (late October). I dry the beans and use them in soups. They hold their shape well and don't disintigrate. They have a lovely flavor and texture- and they are just as gorgeous as they are delicious. They do take up a lot of space and need strong poles to climb as they are quite vigorous, but they are worth it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Don_in_Connecticut
Location:
West Hartford, CT, United States
Date:
April 15, 2017
          5.0
 
Productive and tasty
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Productive over a long season

What are the cons? none

Review:

I've grown Christmas Lima beans for several years and love them. The key in Connecticut is to plant the seeds when the soil is warm and not soaking wet and there is a week of sunny warm weather ahead. This year I'll be traveling from mid-May till mid-June, so I'm hoping to get a warmish period in early May. If not, I'll have to improvise. The beans mature over a long season: I pick them as the pods dry, beginning in late August, and the harvest doesn't end till a hard frost is coming, typically in late October. Before that frost hits, I pick all the still green pods and we eat those beans fresh. All the seeds in the dried and nearly dried pods are saved for later use. I grow them on trellises with twine suspended between two wires. The top wire is about 6' above the ground, the lower wire about 6" and the plants are 6" to 1' apart. One hint: when harvesting green pods, you can see the size of the beans in the pods when the sun is behind the pods.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
josephconcerned
Location:
Stewardson, IL, United States
Date:
February 4, 2017
          5.0
 
Christmas Lima Bean
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? delicious, easy to grow

What are the cons? don't plant too thick

Review:

Delicious bean, excellent with cornbread or bread and butter. Great bean dips or soups. I have grown these for years. One thing I can say for success is do not plant too thick else you will not let light in to the plant for optimal production. I plant the pole variety in wigwams made of stakes. I use sassafras poles for stakes. My vines get very, very tall, so they will also hang down which is great. When I only allow 1 vine per hill they do best, so plant two rows with a hill of 3 or 4 beans every 3 or 4 feet apart. When they germinate, thin to one plant per hill, using transplants for areas where others may not have come up. When they get a few inches tall, stake with poles to create a wigwam with the two rows. If you use a fence or a trellis, remember that they vine like crazy and can get too thick as they can vine 10 feet, so you might want to plant every 6 feet with a fence. With poles, they can climb up in the air and hang down and you can take advantage of vertical space.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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47 out of 50 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KK
Location:
Beaumont, TX
Date:
February 6, 2015
          5.0
 
They are finicky
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor,production, hardiness,

What are the cons? Finicky

Review:

My family has been growing these beans for over 75 years. We always just called them speckled butter beans. They can be very finicky. Some years they will produce wonderfully and some years they won't. Down here in coastal Texas it gets hot,hot and the humidity is tuff to handle sometimes. If we get a real hard rain after a long dry spell it tends to make the beans flower but not produce. A steady state, even if it's hot and dry is better than swings in the weather. If you like butter beans these are without a doubt the best flavored "In my opinion" The vine will reach 7-8 foot and a couple of 200 foot rows will make quit a few bushels.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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32 out of 33 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
sistermom
Location:
St Augustine Beach, FL
Date:
December 10, 2014
          5.0
 
Impressive
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific, long growing time

What are the cons? None

Review:

If you are looking for a great tasting bean, that puts on beans for a really long time, and produces huge amounts of beans, let me recommend this one! We are so impressed with this good tasting bean that we will most likely always grow it. The bean are huge. You can eat them right before they are fully mature (they won't have as deep a red speckle) or let them dry and use them as dried beans. They work well both ways. They are serious climbers. You will need a strong tall trellis. I read that some people had a problem with germination - I think every bean that I planted came up! We had a problem with pollination - if more of the flowers had been pollinated, we would have had unbelievable amounts of beans! The been shell is really thick (easy to shell) and slow to mature. HIGHLY recommend this variety!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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