(OP) HEIRLOOM. 65 days. Prolific and cold-hardy yet thrives in hot weather! 4-6” pods produce 3-4 small-medium beans that are purple-brown speckled seeds with a mild nutty flavor. 18-24”H compact bushes make harvesting quick and easy. Heat and drought tolerant. USES: Canning, Dried, Freezing, Fresh Markets, Home Gardens. 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