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Kurzer's Calico Traveler Lima Bean (15 seeds) (LB110) $3.50

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Kurzer's Calico Traveler Lima Bean

         
 
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Plump limas in varying shades of burgundy, purple, tan and brown, intricately speckled in contrasting shades. The variety apparently originated in Choctaw, Mississippi. We received our foundation stock from Doug Kurzer of Michigan, where Doug has grown them for a number of years. Short half-runner type vines are productive in southern Michigan, and we believe would be even more so where the season is longer.
 
Kurzer's Calico Traveler Lima Bean
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Carrie
Location:
Houston, TX, United States
Date:
June 16, 2017
          5.0
 
Absolutely outstanding
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy, prolific, delicious

What are the cons? Sharp pod end, careful picking

Review:

Incredibly, outstandingly, jaw-droppingly productive. These beans are best planted in early spring here in zone 9a, when planting your string beans, and you'll harvest dry beans until first frost. My initial planting of 12-16 beans turned into 6 pints of gorgeous homegrown dry beans. You can almost see the vines grow - they snake across fences, up trellises, across the yard, and even 25 ft into a crape myrtle canopy. The pods will pop open when they are completely dry, so I recommend picking when the beans rattle in the dry pod. Shell promptly and let the bean fully dry, or the pod will pop open on your porch. Year 2 of growing these beans and half my plants are volunteers from forgotten popped open pods. Germination is slightly better when the beans are soaked for a few hours before planting. They are fine growing in heavy gumbo clay soil, compost piles, forgotten piles of leaves, garden beds, exc. I was given a handful of these beans in a swap, a mix of different colors.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Doug K
Location:
Hart, MI, United States
Date:
November 14, 2016
          5.0
 
Lima for the North as well
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Very productive

What are the cons? None

Review:

I'm a little biased about this bean, but I want you to know that it is the only lima I have ever gotten a crop from here in the north and I have probably tried off and on for over forty years. Wonderfully productive here in Zone 6A. I have grown this bean for ten years and have always done well with it - wet or dry, or cool, or hot - just does well for me. A note to remember - when the pods dry well, they pop open and fling seeds just like wild sweet peas. So you either harvest the dry beans once or twice before pulling the plants or pull them and harvest when they start popping. I've done it both ways. Give them a little extra space even though the plants aren't that large.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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