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Bean Seeds (Bush Lima) - Fordhook 242 HEIRLOOM - AAS WINNER

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Unit Size Price Savings Qty
1 Ounce Package $3.95
1/4 Pound Package $7.95
1 Pound Sack $14.95 53%
5 Pound Sack $49.95 ($9.99/Lb.) 69%
10 Pound Sack $79.95 ($7.99/Lb.) 75%
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  • Bush Lima Bean; 3-4 Inches Pods
  • 75 Days to Harvest
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

Grow Heirloom Beans - Plant Fordhook 242 Bean Seeds

An All-America Selections winner, Fordhook 242 is the classic lima bean available today. A huge yielder, enjoy Fordhook 242 Lima Beans fresh, canned, or frozen.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Fordhook 242 Bush Lima Bean
    Botanical Name:Phaseolus limensis "Fordhook 242"
    Type:Heirloom
    Size at Maturity:3" - 4" Long
    Days to Maturity:75 Days
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Time:Warm Season
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Planting Depth:1 1/2"
    Plant Spacing:4 - 6"
    Seeds per Pound:NA
    Hardiness Zones:All
    Ships:Year-round
  • Planting Instructions

    Bush Bean Planting Guide

    Bush beans are very simple to grow; they do well in most gardens and in most soil types. They should be directly seeded when soil reaches 65-75F (18-24C), and there is no longer a risk for a frost. Sow your bush beans 1 inch (2.5cm) deep and 2 inches (5cm) apart in row about 18 inches (45cm) apart.

    In order to have fresh beans all summer, reseed your bush bean patch every two weeks and pick them frequently. If you are using an untreated bush bean seed, plant them thicker than usual, and later thin them to the desired density.

    A garden inoculant may be used at planting time to help increase the soil’s fertility. Bush beans grow excellent with all vegetables except the onion family, fennel, basil and kohlrabi.

    Maturity days are the best way to know when to pick your bush beans. A mature bush bean feels smooth, firm and crisp.

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