Lima Bean
Phaseolus lunatus 'Dixie White Butter Pea'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: lunatus (loo-NAY-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Dixie White Butter Pea
Additional cultivar information:(aka Dixie Butterpea)
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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:

N/A

Days to Maturity:

61 to 70 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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Woodland, Alabama

Panama City, Florida

Augusta, Georgia

Cleveland, Georgia

Franklin, Ohio

Radford, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 6, 2013, Sherilou from Panhandle Gulf Coast, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Dixie White Butter Pea is a favorite in my garden this year. I love the taste of this mini lima bean. It produced before Henderson's Bush Lima, when planted at the same time. It's a small, productive plant that was disease free. The usual "lima bean pests" are always a threat. I found that it takes about 25 minutes to boil fresh butter peas, in broth, for my optimal tenderness.

Positive

On Aug 11, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A small potato lima, 2 1/2 inch pods. They are tedious to pick and shell, but prolific producers. Smaller pods than Henderson's Baby Lima and a thicker starchier bean, but are more tolerant of adverse conditions.