Bean, Lima – King Of The Garden (Pole)

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Geography/History:
This old standby was developed by Frank S. Platt of New Haven, Connecticut, in 1883, but not made known commercially until 1885, when an article describing it appeared in the Farm Journal (1885, 27). The original picture from that article is shown. The advantage of this variety is that it was developed in lower New England and is therefore better suited to northern gardens than many of the old varieties like Carolina Lima, or even more recent ones like Dr. Martin’s.

Nutritional Value:
Lima Beans owe high medicinal properties and high nutritional value. Explore here the details about the Nutritional Facts, Calories and Nutritional Value of Lima beans.Lima beans are also known as butter beans and they are the seed of a plant, eaten like vegetables for food. Lima bean’s taste is like soft meaty flesh and slightly mushroom. Lima beans are high nutritious so it is effective against a number of diseases and ailments. Lima beans are also used for the general strengthening of the immune system.

Sun:                                      Full Sun

Spacing:                               4 inches apart

Height:                                  8 – 10 feet

Days To Maturity:                 88

Sowing Method:                    Outdoors

Planting/Growing Tips:
50-60 days for green, 100+ days for dry beans.  Some vines can reach 12’ long, so provide adequate support.  Not cold tolerant, beans need warm soil of 65 degrees or better.  Regular harvesting of the young pods will ensure a greater yield.  Grows best in full sun with well watered soil.  Boost yields and germination by adding inoculations.

Make sure to provide adequate support for these vigorous climbers!  A strong fence or twine hung on a strong pole will give them plenty of room to grow and good harvest yields.

 

 

 

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