Superb flavor-sweet and tender! Seeds are almost round, small, reddish-brown speckled with darker brown. Vigorous growing 24"H bushes. Pods are slightly curved, about 4"L with 3-4 seeds each. Adapted for the Southern United States, they are very productive in hot, dry conditions. 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
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.