(Phaseolus lunatus) Originally grown in South America. Grown and harvested the same as common beans. Limas won’t thrive in extreme heat.
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Alabama Blackeyed Butter Bean
<p> A delicious Alabama heirloom butterbean. We received this seed from a customer whose family has passed the seeds down for many generations. This bean is quite vigorous and will need trellising. Does well in extreme heat and drought conditions. Technically a Lima Bean, this creamy white bean is traditionally grown in Alabama and referred to there as butterbean.</p> <p>
70 days. Introduced in 1888 by Peter Henderson & Co. and one of their most famous varieties; still popular to this day. In 1888 Henderson offered $100 cash for plants bearing the most pods and proclaimed it “A VEGETABLE WONDER!!!” “Can and should be grown in every garden,” and also said “of all the Novelties...ever sent out, there is nothing so entirely distinct and valuable as this New Vegetable.” Dwarf bush plants can be grown like regular bush beans. Very tasty, tender beans, and very early too!
Kurzer's Calico Traveler Lima Bean
Pole, 90 days. 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.