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Bean Seeds (Bush Lima) - Burpee Improved HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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  • Bush Lima Bean; 5 Inches Pods / 4-5 beans per pod
  • 75 Days to Harvest
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

Grow Heirloom Beans - Plant Burpee Improved Lima Bean Seeds

Maybe the ultimate heirloom species, Lima beans have been cultivated in Peru for over 6,000 years. This variety, Burpee Improved Bush Lima Bean has been providing families a low fat, no cholesterol protein source since 1907. Burpee Improved Lima Beans have larger pods and bigger, thicker beans than typical lima bean plants. Vigorous producer witha rich flavor.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Bean Seeds (Bush Lima) - Burpee Improved
    Botanical Name:Phaseolus lunatus
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Warm Season
    Plant Type:Determinate, Bush, Shell Bean, Lima, Compact Upright Habit
    Features:Heirloom, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Container Garden
    Fruit Size:4-5 inches Long, 4-5 Large Flat 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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