Bean Seeds (Bush Lima) - Fordhook 242

Bean Seeds (Bush Lima) - Fordhook 242

Size Price Savings Quantity
1 Ounce $4.79
1/4 Pound $13.69 29% Savings
1 Pound $41.99 ($2.62/ounce) 45% Savings
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  • Adaptable in adverse conditions and great for freezing
  • Classic Lima Bean
  • Great for canning and freezing
  • Prefers full sun exposure
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Warm Season
Fruit Size 3 to 5 large beans per pod, 4 inches long
Growth Habit Bush, Compact, Upright
Plant Height 18 inches

Flavor Profile Rich; Buttery
Plant Characteristics Easy to Grow & Maintain
Use Container Garden, Culinary, Soil Improvement
Growing Conditions Outdoor, Poor Soil Tolerant
Harvest Advantages Freezing, High Yielding

About Bean Seeds (Bush Lima) - Fordhook 242

Phaseolus lunatus

Seed Type Heirloom Seed, Open Pollinated Seed
Plant Type Determinate, Lima Bean, Shell Bean

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.

Planting Information

Planting Bean Seeds (Bush Lima) - Fordhook 242

Planting Season Warm Season
Sowing Method Direct Sow
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1 inch
Plant Spacing 4 to 6 inches
Plant Height 18 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Days to Maturity 75 days
View our Bean Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count
1 Ounce 30
1/4 Pound 120
1 Pound 480

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