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PlantFiles: Lima Bean
Phaseolus lunatus 'Wood's Prolific'

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: lunatus (loo-NAY-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Wood's Prolific
Hybridized by T.W. Woods

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 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

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This cultivar was introduced many years ago. It is a white baby lima that is half again larger than Henderson's. It is easy to grow, abundant yielding, and because of its larger size easier to pick and shell. Flavor is comparable to Henderson's Baby lima. Seeds are becoming difficult to find.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia
Radford, Virginia
Troy, Virginia



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