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AAS (All-America Selections) Winners

AAS (All-America Selections) Winners

We carry dozens of All-America Selections winners, including seven Johnny's-bred varieties -- Jasper Cherry Tomato; Baby Bear Pumpkin; Bright Lights Swiss Chard; Diva Cucumber; Sunshine Kabocha Squash; Bonbon Buttercup Squash; and Carmen Pepper. Read about Johnny's Plant Breeding Program (article by Rob Johnston Jr., Johnny's founder and chairman).

All-America Selections is an independent, nonprofit organization that trials new varieties alongside two or three similar varieties currently on the market, then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS Winners. Submitted vegetable and flower varieties are tested by a geographically divergent network of independent judges to determine whether their garden performance is truly superior, with winners chosen on the basis of scores received from judges at 34 sites in the U.S. and Canada. Johnny's is proud to be an official trial ground site for AAS. (To learn more, visit the All-America Selections website.)

Fordhook 242

Fordhook 242Bean Seed


Product ID: 49

An AAS winner more than 60 years ago and still the standard for lima beans.

Early bearing and delicious, this is the best large-seeded variety. White seeds. Avg. 430 seeds/lb. Packet: 50 seeds.

Product Price Qty
49Packet  $3.95 
491/2 Pound  $5.75 
491 Pound  $8.95 
495 Pounds  $25.50 
4925 Pounds  $98.25 
49100 Pounds  $315.00 

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Days to Maturity or Bloom:   85

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Lima Bush Bean

CULTURE: Sow about 3" apart, 1" deep in rows 18-36" apart, after soil is at least 75°F (24°C).
Pick for fresh shelling when beans are plump and bulge inside pods.
Limas require more heat than regular bush beans, and will bear poorly in a cool growing season. Choose a warm, well-drained location.
1 lb./100', 10 lb./1,000', 145 lb./acre at 3' between rows.
50 seeds, sows 13'.

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