What are the pros? Long season, delicious
What are the cons? pods shatter
I'm not much a lima bean person but I wanted to give these a shot since I live in Dixie. They were fantastic. I ate a few of them green in the shell, sauteed, and a few more green, shelled, in vinaigrette salads, but the most I let dry and stored until winter when they were the focus of a ridiculously delicious stew with ham hocks, parsnips, potatoes, and onions. I wish I'd planted more (I only planted half the packet) so I'd have had more of them. They produced all season, and it was frustrating at times trying to let them dry on the vine (very bushy vines, probably not the best climbers) because the pods tend to shatter when ripe and the beans end up littering the ground. (Not the end of the world; I have lots of free plants growing from those seeds this year). Timing the harvest seems to be key; I'll be more vigilant this year.
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