Lima Bean
Phaseolus lunatus 'Baby Lima White Dixie Butter'

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 Lima White Dixie Butter
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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:

Climbing

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Days to Maturity:

61 to 70 days

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

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)

New Orleans, Louisiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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

The white Dixie Butterpea is a small round lima, which resembles a potato lima but much less starchy. The flavor is unique. It grows on a short bush with an average of three beans in a rounded, tiny 2 inch pod. They are very popular in the southeast where seed are readily available. They are very tedius to pick and shell but are prolific producers. They are one of the few limas that will reseed themselves, so volunteers are a problem for some folks.