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Dixie Speckled Butterpea Lima Bean (40 seeds) (LB103) $2.75

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Dixie Speckled Butterpea Lima Bean

         
 
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76 days. Very productive. Beans are about the size of peas; red-speckled with a deep purple-rust color and grow well in hot weather. A delicious baby lima. Bush plants.
 
Dixie Speckled Butterpea Lima Bean
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kaleeds
Location:
Dallas, TX, United States
Date:
December 19, 2015
          5.0
 
Gorgeous High Yielder
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? High yields, no pests

What are the cons? None

Review:

These did seem to take a while to yield anything, but once they did, they produced and produced all season long, even when it got close to the 100s in July/August, and even when it started to get a little colder in November. (It is December now - only had 1 or 2 nights under 32 so far- and the last batch of pods are drying on the plant, which is still green). I had three or four plants planted right next to each other in a tight cluster and they all grew fine together. In the end, they probably only took up about a 2' x 2' x 2' space and produced a little more than a cup of beans. That's a lot for the yield I'm used to seeing from beans in my yard! They dried really well on the vine, even with rain. The beans came out clean and shiny looking, without the white "scum" I've seen develop on some other beans when dried on the vine (moonshadow hyacinth and Christmas pole lima). Haven't cooked with them yet, so can't comment on the taste.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Okie
Location:
Oak Creek, WI, United States
Date:
October 31, 2015
          5.0
 
Nice butter beans
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

I bought the seed on a whim to experiment with in this northern climate. I am originally from the south, they did great. Am growing again

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Smitty
Location:
Raleigh, NC, United States
Date:
June 10, 2015
          5.0
 
Super stew bean
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Long season, delicious

What are the cons? pods shatter

Review:

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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
gardensalot
Location:
Lexington, KY
Date:
November 21, 2014
          5.0
 
Best of the Best butter peas
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Exquisite taste

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

They are easy to grow, easy to shell. Since they taste so good, I may plant them as my main crop. I'm craving them now.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lacey
Location:
east TX, TX
Date:
July 21, 2013
          5.0
 
Still reseeding year afteryear
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? I am doing nothing!!!

What are the cons? nada

Review:

I planted one pack of these over 2 years ago here in east TX. We experienced extremely hot temperatures and droughts in both 2011 and 2012. I planted these once. Each year, I have several, several plants come up. You miss the pods unless you are actually looking up under, but they are loaded. In the past, if I found dried pods, I would open and throw the seeds on the ground. Well, I have many more plants now. Today, I finally picked enough for a side this evening. Just tried them on the stove & they taste good. These turned greyish colored. I took the dried pods am saving those for seeds. Obviously, I need to plant these each year b/c they are extremely hardy. I do NOT like shelling the fresh ones, but my husband discovered they can go through the pea sheller. Would do better if they sat a day before running them through.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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