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PlantFiles: Lima Bean
Phaseolus lunatus 'Big Mama'

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: lunatus (loo-NAY-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Big Mama

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables
Vines and Climbers

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:
Climbing

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 days
81 to 90 days

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 10, 2007, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A giant lima, with large vines,and 8 inch pods. Pale green beans which dry to white are the size of a teaspoon.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Camanche, Iowa



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