An AAS winner more than 60 years ago and still the standard for lima beans.
Early bearing and delicious, this is the best large-seeded variety. White seeds. Avg. 430 seeds/lb. Packet: 50 seeds.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Phaseolus lunatus
CULTURE: Sow about 3" apart, 1" deep in rows 18–36" apart, after soil is at least 75°F (24°C).
HARVEST: Pick for fresh shelling when beans are plump and bulge inside pods.
NOTE: Limas require more heat than regular bush beans, and will bear poorly in a cool growing season. Optimal soil temperature for germination is around 85°F (29°C) and the optimal ambient temperature for growing plants is 70–80°F (21–27°C). Choose a warm, well-drained location.
AVG. SEEDING RATE: 1 lb./100′, 10 lb./1,000′, 145 lb./acre at 3′ between rows.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 430.
PACKET: 50 seeds, sows 13′.