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PlantFiles: Lima Bean
Phaseolus lunatus 'Baby Fordhook'

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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: 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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Gindee77 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 Farmerdill 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.

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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