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PlantFiles: Lima Bean
Phaseolus lunatus 'Black Knight'

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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: Black Knight

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Category:
Vegetables

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:
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 May 14, 2010, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

As described by Southern Exposure: "Medium-size maroon-black seeds, good flavor, 3-4 seeds/pod. Tall, vigorous plants bear profusely. Best for dried beans, as the thick, 3" pods are hard to shell when fresh."



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