Jackson Wonder - Bush Lima Beans, Heirloom
Jackson Wonder - Bush Lima Beans - (approximately 1,100 Seeds / lb) ,Heirloom Non Gmo , Organic ! This popular heirloom variety yields well under hot, dry conditions
Standard Southern variety. Introduced in 1888. Originated by Georgia farmer Thomas Jackson. This popular heirloom variety yields well under hot, dry conditions. Contains 3 to 5 seeds per pod. Fresh seeds
are red in the pod, while dried seeds are buff-colored with purple-black mottling. Especially good as a fresh or dried butterbean. Also does well in northern areas.
Jackson Wonder Lima
68 days — The three inch pods are set on twenty to twenty four inch plants and contain three to five seeds that are light brown splattered with purplish-brown. Does well even in dry, hot weather. Good as a
butterbean or dried for soups.
This heirloom originated on the farm of Thomas Jackson near Atlanta, Georgia in the 1880s
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.