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Sieva Carolina Lima Bean

Phaseolus lunatus

Grown by: Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia, PA

  • $4.00

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Limited quantities! Please limit ONE packet per customer so more can enjoy and preserve this legume! We will refund you if you order more than one.

Sieva Carolina Lima Bean was grown at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello before 1750. Small white seeds with great flavor, grow 3-4 per pod on tall vigorous vines.

Days to maturity: 65-80

Seeds per pack: 25

Germination rate: 86% on 01/13/2023

Planting / harvesting notes

Plant in warm soil at least a couple weeks after the last danger of frost has passed. Sow directly in the ground at a depth of one inch, spaced every few inches in rows 12 inches apart. Thin to one plant every four to six inches.

Seed keeping notes

Lima beans are self-pollinating, though it is best to isolate different varieties of P. lunatus by at least 150 feet to avoid unwanted cross-pollination from flying insects. For seed saving, harvest the beans when their shells have become dried and crispy on the plants. Lay out the pods in a dry, sunny place to dry down further. Shell the beans and lay out the seeds in a well ventilated place away from direct sunlight for at least another few days to a week before storing for next year.

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