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Christmas Pole Lima (25 seeds) (LB104) $3.00

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Christmas Pole Lima

         
 
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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 Lima
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 27
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

92.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Mike
Location:
Lawrenceville Atlanta area, GA, United States
Date:
May 16, 2019
          5.0
 
Best Tasting Lima
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, easy to grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is the second year that I am growing Christmas Limas. Last year, I thought that I had a germination issue until I saw gray squirrels digging up the seeds for a quick snack. This year I planted the seeds a little deeper, they took a little longer to germinate but I have close to 96-99% germination. Very prolific with vines growing up and over the trellis (I've built Cattle Panel trellises that I saw on "Old Alabama Gardener's YouTube page). If you try this bean be sure to have a strong trellis. A little long to harvest but I attribute that to the extremely hot summer that we had last year. Once the temps came down the pods set and kept producing right up through Thanksgiving. I planted much earlier this year, I expect that we will have beans before the extreme heat of the summer. My wife and extended family say that this is the best limas that they tasted. These will always have a spot in the garden

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Hanzy4200
Location:
Fayetteville, PA, United States
Date:
March 23, 2019
          4.0
 
Not the Best fresh eating bean
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Visually Appealing

What are the cons? Eating Fresh

Review:

Grew these for the first last year. The vines are voracious, and some reached over 14 ft. We eat most of our limas fresh, and in that aspect these are not the best variety. They are larger, and have a dry pastier flesh than our staple King Of The Garden beans. They are however very good grown to maturity and eaten as dried beans. They preserve very well on the vine. The kids loved them. Hunting for "Christmas beans" while shelling adding some extra fun.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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16 out of 16 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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20 out of 21 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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11 out of 12 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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