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PlantFiles: Lima Bean
Phaseolus lunatus 'Alabama Blackeyed Butter Bean'

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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: Alabama Blackeyed Butter Bean

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables
Vines and Climbers

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:
Climbing

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Days to Maturity:
61 to 70 days

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
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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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Mar 6, 2010, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A thick seeded white baby lima with a black eye. Larger and thicker than Sieva. Vigorous vine, good producer.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia
Iva, South Carolina



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