( Phaseolus lunatus) Lima Beans seem to have originated in two different places: Central America and Peru. This collection which Joe has called “ Urubamba Giant” is very close to what the original giant “Lima” beans were like that were shipped back to Spain when the Spaniards discovered them being grown in Peru. Lima beans are named Lima beans exactly because they were shipped from Lima and had that on the label, not too many people know that! These giant amazing beans will probably do best farther south ( not because they will not grow up north, but because they will flower and set pods better farther south before frost). “Lima” beans were actually grown in the more Northern parts of Peru and it was there that Ethnobotanists believe these “giant” selections were originally made. Urubamba is the name of the sacred valley of the Incas where so many wonderful Peruvian food plants are still cultivated. Joe estimates that the plants have about 150 day season, so count your frost free months for best chance at success with this monster bean!