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Vegetable Description: This early, drought tolerant bush lima bean was first found in 1883, growing on a roadside in Lynchburg, Virginia. In 1888, Peter Henderson & Company introduced the bean to local gardeners, who appreciated it for being one of the first lima beans that needed no poles for support. Lima beans, named for the capital city of Peru where they were first discovered by the Spaniards, originated in the wilds of Central and South America. Archaeologists find that lima beans often appear painted on clay pottery, and apparently made up an important part of the diet of the ancient Incans. Traders and explorers brought the lima bean to their own countries, where it spread far and wide. Henderson Bush Beans originated
Vegetable Botanical Name: Phaseolus lunatus
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Vegetable Duration: Annual
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 65
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 70
Vegetable Height: 12” to 18”
Vegetable Spacing: 3 in to 6 in
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside after danger of last frost. Plant about 4” apart and 1“ below soil surface. Rows should be spaced at 24”-30” apart.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow bean pods to dry on plant; then break them open to collect the large bean seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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