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Henderson Bush Lima Bean (Heirloom 68 Days)

Heirloom 1889

The most common bush Lima, this is also the earliest and most prolific. It requires more space than bush green beans but is still remarkably compact. Yield is continuous until frost. Pods and beans are relatively small. Can be dried as well as shelled.                     

100 seeds



Phaseolus lunatus

Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 75-85ºF

Seed Sowing Depth:1” deep 

Outside Sowing: After the last frost with soil temperatures above 75ºF. Sow 2-3” apart. Planting in soil under 70ºF results in poor germination. 

How much does a packet plant:15-20 foot single row 

Harvest:When beans are plump and fill out the pods

Tips: Lima beans need to grow in higher temperatures than bush beans. Cool summer temperatures result in low yields. Grow in light, well-drained soil, provide adequate, even moisture, especially at flowering time. Dry soil can result in low yields and fibrous pods. Do not over-fertilize with nitrogen which results in a surplus of foliage and low, delayed pod growth.  


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Brian D.
United States
I recommend this product
2021 season

Been using these folks seeds for years with great results. This year's garden was outstanding all around.

Sara E.
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grew more as a vine than a bush bean

great - easy, overall good experience; I just think this heirloom variety is not really a bush bean!

Justin M.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Great little beans!

This is the first time i had ever tried growing lima beans and i have to say i am pleased with how easy it was, and great pod set, too! They also seemed to be much more resilient to pests than the green beans were that i had planted this year!

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janet l.
United States United States
best of the best!

Best beans ever and won't go back and get something which is smaller or larger!

janet l.
United States United States

I've not planted them yet, but have planted some from last year and they're still coming up!