(OP) HEIRLOOM. 75 days. No finer bush lima! 3-5 tasty, large, plump, pale green seeds per 4” pod. 15-20”H sturdy, upright bush-type plants set pods that are easy to pick and shell. Heavy yields from mid-season to frost. Prolific even during drought and heat, making it perfect for growing in the South. Well adapted for Northern and Coastal climates. USES: Canning, Freezing, Fresh Markets, Home Gardens. Disease and Pest Resistant. 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