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King of the Garden Lima Pole Bean Seeds

Phaseolus lunatus

5.00 (2 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Because pole lima beans cannot survive cold weather, plant King of the Garden lima pole bean seeds well after the last frost; the soil temperature should be at least 70 degrees. Place the seeds 2" deep and 10" apart in rows 30-36" apart, allowing them to grow on a trellis or other vertical support as soon as they emerge from the soil. If using a teepee structure, plant them in groups of 5-6 plants per pole. The soil should be enriched with compost or other organic matter, and deeply worked; lima beans appreciate full sun. Germination may be slow.

Growing: Keep the soil moist to ensure healthy plants and a productive crop, taking care not to disturb the blossoms as they form. Mulch helps conserve moisture, control weeds, and regulate soil temperature.

Harvesting: The first harvest should be approximately 85-90 days after germination. Pick pole lima beans when the pod begins to fill out and feels firm. Generally, the smaller the bean the more tender it will taste. Prompt picking actually increases the harvest, while leaving the pods on the plant too long results in tough beans.

Seed Saving: Near the end of the growing season, allow the beans to dry completely on the vine; the pods will be light brown, and the seeds will rattle inside. Remove the seeds from the pods. After the King of the Garden lima pole bean seeds are completely dry, store them in a cool, dry place for up to a year.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Phaseolus lunatus

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 20

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 100 Inches

Color: Green

King of the Garden Lima Pole Bean Seeds 5.0
Review By Tony Snow

Bean Seeds

Ordered the King of the Garden pole lima bean seeds. Seeds were very well packaged and good quantity. Now got to get them growing. Well done. Thanks

King of the Garden Lima Pole Bean Seeds 5.0
Review By john Delaney

Butter beans

A favorite of mind , I’m ready start growing this product

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This is a vigorous climbing lima bean that gives enormous yields of large white beans. The seven-inch pods hold 5-6 beans each, growing on eight to ten-foot vines that do well on poles or trellises. It takes about 90 days to mature and bears until frost.
This pole lima bean came from the efforts and research of Frank Platt, who developed it for 6-seeded pods and tall vines. Ever since, gardeners have appreciated this bean for its sweet, creamy flavor and dependable growth.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Because pole lima beans cannot survive cold weather, plant King of the Garden lima pole bean seeds well after the last frost; the soil temperature should be at least 70 degrees. Place the seeds 2" deep and 10" apart in rows 30-36" apart, allowing them to grow on a trellis or other vertical support as soon as they emerge from the soil. If using a teepee structure, plant them in groups of 5-6 plants per pole. The soil should be enriched with compost or other organic matter, and deeply worked; lima beans appreciate full sun. Germination may be slow.

Growing: Keep the soil moist to ensure healthy plants and a productive crop, taking care not to disturb the blossoms as they form. Mulch helps conserve moisture, control weeds, and regulate soil temperature.

Harvesting: The first harvest should be approximately 85-90 days after germination. Pick pole lima beans when the pod begins to fill out and feels firm. Generally, the smaller the bean the more tender it will taste. Prompt picking actually increases the harvest, while leaving the pods on the plant too long results in tough beans.

Seed Saving: Near the end of the growing season, allow the beans to dry completely on the vine; the pods will be light brown, and the seeds will rattle inside. Remove the seeds from the pods. After the King of the Garden lima pole bean seeds are completely dry, store them in a cool, dry place for up to a year.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Phaseolus lunatus

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 20

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 100 Inches

Color: Green

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 2 reviews
5.0

Review By Tony Snow

Bean Seeds

Ordered the King of the Garden pole lima bean seeds. Seeds were very well packaged and good quantity. Now got to get them growing. Well done. Thanks

5.0

Review By john Delaney

Butter beans

A favorite of mind , I’m ready start growing this product