Lima Bean
Phaseolus lunatus 'Thorogreen Early'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: lunatus (loo-NAY-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Thorogreen Early
Hybridized by Fish & Sons
Registered or introduced: 1941
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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:

51 to 60 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

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This cultivar is an improved Green Seeded Henderson's baby lima. It is very similar to the original but pods are slightly larger and under some conditions the plant is more vigorous. It is the more popular of the green seeded baby limas in the southeast.