Dixie Butter Pea Speckled Bean is an Open pollinated, HEIRLOOM variety with 76 days. Superb flavor-sweet and tender! Seeds are almost round, small, reddish-brown speckled with darker brown. Vigorous growing 24″H bushes. Pods are slightly curved, about 4″L with 3-4 seeds each. Adapted for the Southern United States, Dixie Butter Pea Speckled Bean is very productive in hot, dry conditions. 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.
Each seed packet contains approximately 200 seeds. Available from SeedGro, an American brand offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open-pollinated, hybrid, and heirloom untreated seeds.