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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: 30
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

93.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
RLM
Location:
Walnut Grove, CA, United States
Date:
August 17, 2019
          5.0
 
Excellent fresh or dry
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy growing

What are the cons? Have to grow to get them fresh

Review:

I grew these years ago, and have begun growing them again. They are good and prolific. I prefer them fresh: boil until tender. In olive oil over high heat, fry up some crushed garlic, remove, and add several varieties of sliced (1/2") fresh peppers, even blackening them a bit, turning as needed to kep them from burning. Add the garlic back in, then the cooked beans. Heat up, then eat up!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Paul
Location:
Buffalo, MO, United States
Date:
August 6, 2019
          5.0
 
Quick and easy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Grows fast and BIG

What are the cons? Needs a lot if space to climb

Review:

4 days after planting, my seeds sprouted, and a month after that, they are 8 almost 9 feet tall. Depending on the heat and moisture they grow anywhere between 3 and 6 inches a day.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Louisiana gulf coast
Location:
Lake Charles, LA, United States
Date:
June 14, 2019
          5.0
 
Dependable
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Dependable, easy to save seeds

What are the cons? None

Review:

Have been growing 11 years and so far very dependable. Just keeps pumping out the beans. This was foolish and hard to pick safely but one year I make a teepee/tent between two rows 20’ high using bamboo and it used all that vertical space. As with all poke beans, I now prefer making a canopy between rows bending cattle panel into an arch. This year I build a sort of pergola out of scrap wood and created a 16’x16’ foot shaded area to rest with these beans growing overhead with vines coming from three sides and center. Easy to save seeds. Tasty

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

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

5 out of 5 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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