Henderson Bush Lima Bean
Henderson Bush Lima Bean (Phaseolus lunatus) Lima Beans are named for the capital city of Peru where they were first discovered by the Spaniards. This early, drought tolerant bush lima bean was discovered growing on the side of the road by a civil war soldier returning home in 1883 to Lynchburg, Virginia. In 1888, Peter Henderson & Company offered the bean, noting it for being one of the first lima beans that did not require a support system. This heirloom is a very early, hardy, productive and disease resistant dwarf lima that grows in bush form producing three or four buttery tasting lima seeds per pod. They are light green when ripe or white when dry. Productive and popular for the home vegetable garden, good for dry or canned.
50 days shell - 70 days dry to maturity
40 seeds per packet $3.50
Planting Instructions: Sow seeds 1 inch deep with 3 inch spacing within rows during late spring or when soil temperature is at least 15-21 degrees Celsius.