Vegetables Beans Lima Beans Fordhook 242

Fordhook 242

Bean 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.




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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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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Phaseolus lunatus
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
85 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Product Features
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