The Thorogreen Lima Bean is a high-yielding heirloom that loves higher temperatures. Plump, light green pods grow at the top of a compact plant for easy harvesting. Both fresh and dried beans have a smooth, buttery flavor. When eating fresh, be sure to cook them, as raw beans are toxic. This compact bush-type plant spreads wider than green beans, so give them room to grow.
- Easy to grow
- Bush growth habit
- Heat loving
- Early producer
SEED PLANTING TIPS
- Botanical name: Phaseolus lunatus
- Depth to plant seeds: 1.5" deep
- Spacing between plants: 6"-8" apart
- Spacing between rows: 24"-30" apart
- Days to germinate (sprout): 10-21 days
- Germination soil temps: 70F-90F
- Soil needs: 6.0-7.0 pH
- Sun needs: Full sun
- Frost hardy: No
- Planting season: Spring, summer, fall
- # of plants per sq. ft.: Appx. 2-4 plants per sq. ft.
- Days to maturity: 65-75 days
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Good companion plants: Cucumber, Pea, Rosemary, Thyme, Tomato
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