Lima Bean (Phaseolus lunatus 'Florida Speckled')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 1 to 9 feet
Fruiting Time: Other: Days to harvest: 65 to 85
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Cooked
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: Plant outdoors when soil temperature is consistently above 50 deg F
Days to germinate: 5 to 8 days
Depth to plant seed: 1 to 1-1/2 inches
Sow in situ
Pollinators: Various insects


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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Jul 23, 2012 8:50 AM

Known in the south as the Florida Speckled Butterbean, this old pole lima is very prolific. Bears under more adverse conditions than white pole limas. Flavor is good, not as strong assome other colored limas.

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Weedwhacker On November 16, 2015 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Apparently this did not grow for me but didn't notice until I was shelling out my seeds (this was growing on a trellis with 2 other varieties)
Weedwhacker On May 26, 2015 Seeds sown
in packs in GH, after pre-sprouting
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where are the butterbeans? by texaskitty111 Dec 1, 2014 10:38 AM 13

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