Fordhook , Lima Bean (Phaseolus lunatus)
Fordhook Lima Beans are considered one of the best large lima beans available, this All-America Selection winner has stood the test of time. Bush type plants produce heavy yields of pods with 3-5 richly flavored, light-green seeds per pod. The pods are easy to shell, and the beans are perfect for cooking, freezing or canning. Seeds can also be dried and they are easy to harvest, heat resistant and drought tolerant. A top, all-around lima bean for gardeners in the North and South.
Botanical Name: Phaseolus Lunatus
Common Name: Fordhook, Lima Bean
Size at Maturity: 20″
Days to Maturity: 70-80 Days
Light Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Time: Spring to early summer
Sowing Method: Direct Sow
Planting Depth: 1"
Plant Spacing: 24″-36″
Average Seeds Per Ounce: Approx. 60