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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 (25 seeds) (LB104) $2.50

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Christmas Pole

         
 
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(lima)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
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 25
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

92.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
blt356
Location:
Bristol, CT, United States
Date:
May 28, 2018
          5.0
 
Festive and Flavorful
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Flavor and festive appearance

What are the cons? Late harvest but expected

Review:

Best pole lima/butter beans for growing in Connecticut. This is my third year for me. First year I learned the hard way that planting too early with significant rain in the future will cost you that planting. Lucky for me I had two packets so the second planting saved my season. I have only harvest late in the season and dried them, This year I am planning to try some fresh. Great during winter months after par boiling the dried beans and then stir frying them with minced garlic and Calamata olives in some goo olive oil. Last year these vines blew past my 10 foot trellis, climbed a spruce tree and reached at least 40 feet tall! Pretty o the plate as well with meaty texture and buttery flavor

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
BuddyMc
Location:
MOUNT JULIET, TN, United States
Date:
April 12, 2018
          5.0
 
Love this bean
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Big! Tasty!

What are the cons? none

Review:

When I was 12 years old I was introduced to this big Butter Bean, yes Butter Bean. It's a Butter Bean, not a Lima. It's big, it's meaty but not mealy like a Lima. It's beautiful! I remember shelling this bean on the porch of my grandparents in the summer. Sitting in the shade of the big Hack-berry tree in the summer time heat, the wind blowing threw the leaves. The taste was delicious, big beans with that good butter bean taste. Very beautiful bean, I wait until the end of the season and then harvest the dry pods. Easy to store dry, easy to shell, two to three beans per pod. I've trellised the vines on tobacco sticks, corn and sunflowers. Very drought hardy and heat tolerant. Perfect for Tennessee dry summers.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Desert Garden Girl
Location:
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Date:
January 30, 2018
          5.0
 
Desert Limas
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious, colorful big beans

What are the cons? Long wait till harvest

Review:

This was the first year I tried Christmas Lima beans. Originally ate them in India and wanted to try growing in the desert. 2 out of 10 plants survived the summer and produced abundantly in the fall. Will try planting earlier this year to see if they will produce before the hottest days of summer. They have survived thru January, so will experiment to see how long they produce. Can’t best the beauty and taste of these Lima’s.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kika
Location:
Zone Eight, CA, United States
Date:
September 3, 2017
          5.0
 
Holy grail of shelling beans
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? beautiful, delicious

What are the cons? a bit fussy?

Review:

I first discovered these beauties at a farmer's market, and fell in love immediately. When picked just as the pods begin to leather, these shelled beans are the most gorgeously magenta-and-cream striped beans, almost quarter-sized (the color fades a bit when cooked, but because of their size retain their drama). I am crazy about fresh shelled beans, and growing them is the only way to get them. They grew well for me the first year, but three seasons now they have all but failed. Those years I tried growing them with corn, a la Three Sisters, but I believe they don't get enough sunlight that way. I love these beans enough to try again! They do have a long season, so be patient, they are worth it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 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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