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

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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:Bean Seeds (Bush Lima) - Fordhook 242
    Botanical Name:Phaseolus lunatus
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Warm Season
    Plant Type:Determinate, Bush Shell Lima Bean, Compact Upright Habit
    Features:Heirloom, AAS (All-American Selections) Winners, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Container Garden
    Fruit Size:4 inches Long, 3-5 Large Beans Per Pod
    Days to Maturity:75 Days
    Plant Spacing:4-6 inches
    Planting Depth:1 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Pound:1, 300
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    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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