Lima Bean
Phaseolus lunatus 'Giant Lima King of the Garden'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: lunatus (loo-NAY-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Giant Lima King of the Garden
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Climbing

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:

61 to 70 days

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Radford, Virginia (2 reports)

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 27, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An oldtimer that has stood the test of time. It was listed in Burpee's 1888 catalog and its still going strong. One of the few large pole limas still readily available. Vine is vigorous and prolific. Very easy to pick and shell as the pods are 8 to 10 inches and contain usually 6 beans. I don't care for its eating qualities but I have friends who love them.