Pea Bean Heirloom LIMA DIXIE BUTTERPEA SPECKLED 100 SEEDS Vigorous Heat Tolerant

Pea Bean Heirloom LIMA DIXIE BUTTERPEA SPECKLED 100 SEEDS Vigorous Heat Tolerant

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Heirloom LIMA BEAN DIXIE BUTTERPEA SPECKLED Bush -- 100 Seeds
Phaseolus lunatus
Baby Lima -- 
Open Pollinated 

75 days -- The 'Speckled Dixie Butterpea' is an excellent Southern variety of baby lima bean that is superior to its white seeded counterpart in hot weather.  Bushy vigorous plants that reach about 24" (61cm) in height. Tremendous yield of slightly curved, 4 inch (10cm) long pods.  Each pod contains 3 or 4 nearly rounded, small reddish-brown beans that are mottled with a darker brown color.  Wonderful used fresh or dried.  Very flavorful and meaty taste.
 
Good source of protein, dietary fiber, vitamins A and C.

Bush lima beans produce earlier than pole varieties and need no support.  They need warm growing conditions. Seed will rot in wet and cool soil.  Direct sow outside after soil has warmed in spring, temperatures 68F-90F. Space plants 8 inches  apart, and harvest when the pods are plump and still fresh.