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Product Number: 18

Speckled Calico Pole Lima (80 days, Heirloom)

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Germ 7-18 days

Heirloom
A pole Lima bean in a new color scheme, Speckled Calico features large red and white beans, about the size of a quarter. The delicious buttery flavor is retained after freezing, so you’ll want a large crop of this one. 50 seeds

 

PLANTING:

Outside- Bush type: 1” deep and 4-6” apart with soil temperatures above 60 degrees and after the last frost. Planting under 60 degrees results in poor germination. Pole type: Plant 1” deep and 3- 4” apart for trellis/pole growth. Drying type: 1” deep and 5-6” apart. Leave beans on the plant until the leaves are falling and pods are dry and withered

Harvest- Before the seeds bulge and beans snap easily. Pick continually to prolong production.

Tips- Water well during hot dry period and do not over fertilize which results in a surplus of foliage and low, delayed pod growth. Adding inoculant at planting time aids in a larger harvest and more robust plants. Plant seeds every 2-3 weeks for continual harvest throughout the summer.

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01/12/2018
sue norris

Calico limas

Great tasting and prolific! Has much more taste than regular Limas.

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09/03/2017
Claudia C.

Pretty to grow, tasty to eat

This is my fourth year growing Speckled Calico beans. They're lovely on a trellis and set many pods. I usually cut them off at the root mid-September and let them dry on the trellis. Seems easier to pick pods off the vines that way. Very large bean, nice in soups and stews.

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