Christmas Lima Pole Bean (Phaseolus lunatus) is a trellised lima bean variety with heirloom appearance and great flavor. Prolific vines provide great extensive trellis cover and a heavy-yield of large beans. Plants perform well in a wide-variety of climate and soil conditions and are especially heat-tolerant. They work well for a spring or fall harvest. These beans have a nuttier flavor than traditional lima beans and are a great addition to soups. They are easy to shell and taste excellent when prepared fresh. Christmas Lima Pole Bean retains its flavor when preserved through canning or freezing. They may also be allowed to mature on the vine and used as a dried bean. Once dried, beans have a mottled appearance with dark red and white colors.
Planting Guide included. Ships in padded envelope.
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Mar 3, 2023
Feb 26, 2023
I can’t wait to grow these. Getting planted next week. Beautiful shop and lovely seeds❤️
Feb 18, 2023
Jun 5, 2022
Beautifully plumb seeds packaged perfectly! Once we get a new bed created they will go in the ground. We look forward to having them again in our garden and for our meals.
May 30, 2022
I received my Christmas Lima beans; clean and packaged carefully, tied with a lovely hand-stamped tag which included planting instructions on the reverse. Their website address was stamped on the tag so I visited their website; heirseeds.com - what a treat! Lots of rare heirloom seeds offered for sale which I plan on ordering from next year. I wish Etsy would give buyers a longer window of time to leave and/or update reviews as I'd love to be able to come back and update on germination rate, growth vigor, etc but they only allow 100 days which is not really long enough for those of us who purchase items well in advance. I have no doubt though that these seeds will germinate and produce a good crop! Edited 6/28/22: 15 out of 20 seeds germinated. Those that did sprout are doing very well!