Lima Bean
Phaseolus lunatus 'Sieva Mottled'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: lunatus (loo-NAY-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Sieva Mottled
Additional cultivar information:(aka Bushel Bean, Florida Speckled Butter Bean)
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Climbing

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:

61 to 70 days

71 to 80 days

81 to 90 days

91 to 100 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:

Augusta, Georgia (2 reports)

Pukalani, Hawaii

Radford, Virginia (2 reports)

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

Very vigorous and heavy yeilder. Flavor is good but different than white seeded butterbeans. It is not as strong flavored as some colored butter beans.