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Vegetable Description: 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.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Phaseolus lunatus
Other Common Names: Dixie Butterpea
Vegetable Duration: Annual
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 75
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 100
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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