Lima Bean
Phaseolus lunatus 'Baby Fordhook'

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

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Bush

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:

61 to 70 days

71 to 80 days

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia (2 reports)

Carrollton, Georgia

Hampton, Illinois

Manchaca, Texas

Radford, Virginia (2 reports)

Troy, Virginia (2 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 15, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a good bean for cooking. They are tender and good with ham. They are also good dried and stored for winter crock-pot cooking.

Positive

On Nov 26, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Baby Fordhook is a small potato lima, less than half the size of the Fordhook. It is slightly larger than the white Dixie Butter Pea and more starchy. Small 3 inch pods. Seeds are difficult to find as the regular Fordhook strains are much more popular. It is easy to grow, but tedius to pick and shell. A good alternative if one wants potato lima flavor in a small package.