Early Thorogreen, Bush Lima Bean , Great for canning and freezing
HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED
Earliest producing baby lima with a delicious buttery taste! 3"L flat, thin pods containing small light green seeds that are set high off the ground for easy picking. 18"H upright bush is very rugged and hardy. Bear until frost. Unusually dependable! Highly suitable for northern states. Withstands moderate heat and drought. USES: Canning, Dried, Freezing, Fresh Markets, Home Gardens
Lima beans are super-high in fiber and protein, but contain hardly a trace of fat. Their high magnesium content relaxes veins and arteries in the body, improving blood oxygen levels and the circulation of nutrients. Another super-food from your own back yard! * Nitrogen-fixer in the soil - chop up plant and work it back into the soil
Germination: 6-10 days
Days to Maturity: 65 days
Bean Type: Bush Lima bean
Pod Length: 3" inches
Plant Height: 13-17" inches
Pod Shape: Short and flat
Seed Color: Buff mottled purple/black
Comments: Perfect bean for gardeners with little time..
Beans are low in calories and a good source of fiber and calcium, phosphorus and vitamins A & C.
The nutritional profile of mature dried beans is very different from that of green beans. Green beans are a good source of carbohydrates. They are a moderate source of protein, dietary fiber, Vitamin C and beta carotene. The beta carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body. Green beans also contain small amounts of calcium and other trace nutrients.
When to sow outside:
RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when temperatures are warm. Soil must be warm — greater than 65° F. To produce beans all season, sow a new crop every 7 - 14 days up to 60 days before first fall frost.
NOTE: In very hot summer areas, sow in March for June harvest, and August for late September harvest.
When to start inside: Not recommended.
For fresh use, pick the pods when they are bulging but before they begin to turn yellow and dry out. Shell the beans and use immediately or store in the refrigerator for a few days. For dried beans, leave on the vine until the pod and beans are dry and hard.