(OP) HEIRLOOM. 65 days. Earliest producing baby lima with a delicious buttery taste! 3″L flat, thin pods containing small light green seeds that are set high off the ground for easy picking. 18”H upright bush is very rugged and hardy. Bear until frost. Unusually dependable! Highly suitable for northern states. Withstands moderate heat and drought. USES: Canning, Dried, Freezing, Fresh Markets, Home Gardens (DM) Approximately 100 seeds per ounce or 1,600 seeds per pound
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!
Companions: Beet (to bush beans only), cabbage family, carrot, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, pea.
Allies: Marigold deters Mexican bean beetles. Nasturtium and rosemary deter bean beetles. Summer savory deters bean beetles, improves growth and flavor.
Enemies: Garlic, onion and shallot stunt the growth of beans.
* Nitrogen-fixer in the soil – chop up plant and work it back into the soil.
BEAN: Disease Resistance and Tolerance Key
AN – Anthracnose
BCMV – Bean Common Mosaic Virus
DM – Downy Mildew
FW – Fusarium Wilt
NY15 – New York 15
PM – Powdery Mildew
PMV – Pod Mottle Virus
PRSV – Papaya Ring Spot Virus
R – Rust