Jackson Wonder Bush Lima BeansRegular price $2.00
This popular heirloom variety originated on the farm of Thomas Jackson near Atlanta, Georgia in the 1880s and yields well under hot, dry conditions. Contains 3 to 5 seeds per pod. Fresh seeds are red in the pod, while dried seeds are buff-colored with purple-black mottling. Especially good as a fresh or dried butterbean. It also does well in northern areas.
Recommended for Zones 3-9
Germination: 6-10 days
Days to Maturity: 65 days
Bean Type: Bush Lima bean
Pod Length: 3" inches
Plant Height: 13-17" inches
Pod Shape: Short and flat
Seed Color: Buff mottled purple/black
Comments: Perfect bean for gardeners with little time..
- low in calories
- good source of fiber and calcium, phosphorus and vitamins A & C.
The nutritional profile of mature dried beans is very different from that of green beans.
Sow directly outside 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when temperatures are warm. Soil must be warm and greater than 65° F. To produce beans all season, sow a new crop every 7 - 14 days up to 60 days before first fall frost.
NOTE: In very hot summer areas, sow in March for June harvest, and August for late September harvest.
Harvesting approximately 68 days:
For fresh use, pick the pods when they are bulging but before they begin to turn yellow and dry out. Shell the beans and use immediately or store in the refrigerator for a few days. For dried beans, leave on the vine until the pod and beans are dry and hard.