Lima Bean – Christmas


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25 Seeds per pack

(a.k.a. Large Speckled Calico, Giant Calico/Florida Pole, Giant Butter/Florida Speckled Giant Speckled) (Phaseolus lunatus) 75-100 days.     Shell or Dry Bean      An Heirloom dating back to 1840. The Christmas Lima Heirloom Pole Bean is a beautiful large, U.S. Quarter Dollar sized white bean with deep red unique markings. Can be used green or dried. Rich, delicious flavor. Christmas Lima have vigorous vines can reach 7-10′, setting forth heavy yields of 4½-5½” by 1″ pods, even in extreme heat.

Planting Instructions for Christmas Lima Bean Seeds

Sow Heirloom / Open Pollinated Christmas Lima beans 1-2″ deep, 2-6″ apart, in rows 18-36″ apart, in full sun after danger of frost. Soaking bean seeds in water 1-2 hours before planting speeds germination. Germination occurs in 4-16 days in soil 60-85°F. Provide support for heirloom pole bean varieties. For heirloom snap beans, harvest when beans are 3-6″ long. For dry beans, leave pods on plants until pods are dry, brown, and crisp, and beans are hard and rattle in pod, if more drying is needed when danger of frost has arrived, pick pods or pull entire plant and hang upside down to dry further.


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