Piloy lima beans , A Very Rare Heirloom Pole bean From Guatemala,
A Bean Collector must grow !A small red lima bean. These beans are about 1/2 inch long with a thin skin which allows for quick cooking. Use in salads or combine in rice and bean dishes.
RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when temperatures are warm. Soil must be warm â greater than 65Â° 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.