Some Of My Limas Are White And Some Are Green - Knowledgebase Question

Jenkintown, PA
Question by jquill412
October 29, 2000
Why are some of my lina beans white and some green?

Answer from NGA
October 29, 2000


Without seeing the beans, I would surmise that some are riper and drier than others. Dries limas tend to be much paler than fresh limas, and older beans meaning those picked at a later stage of maturity will also tend to be paler. Otherwise, the color may depend on the variety(ies) you grew.

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