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Bean Seeds (Bush Lima) - Burpee Improved

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  • Bigger and thicker pods
  • High yielder
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Annual
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Warm Season
Fruit Size:4-5 inches Long, 4-5 Large Flat Beans Per Pod
Days to Maturity:75 Days
Plant Height:18 inches
Plant Spacing:4-6 inches
Planting Depth:1 inch
Sowing Method:Direct Sow
Water Needs:Average
Cold Stratification:No
Seeds per Pound:1, 300
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships:Year Round
Plant Type:Determinate, Bush Shell Flat Lima Bean, Compact Upright Habit
Features:Heirloom, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Container Garden

About Bean Seeds (Bush Lima) - Burpee Improved

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Buy Bean Seeds by the Packet or in Bulk

Grow Heirloom Beans - Plant Burpee Improved Lima Bean Seeds

Maybe the ultimate heirloom species, Lima beans have been cultivated in Peru for over 6,000 years. This variety, Burpee Improved Bush Lima Bean has been providing families a low fat, no cholesterol protein source since 1907. Burpee Improved Lima Beans have larger pods and bigger, thicker beans than typical lima bean plants. Vigorous producer with a rich flavor.

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Annual
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Warm Season
Fruit Size:4-5 inches Long, 4-5 Large Flat Beans Per Pod
Days to Maturity:75 Days
Plant Height:18 inches
Plant Spacing:4-6 inches
Planting Depth:1 inch
Sowing Method:Direct Sow
Water Needs:Average
Cold Stratification:No
Seeds per Pound:1, 300
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships:Year Round
Plant Type:Determinate, Bush Shell Flat Lima Bean, Compact Upright Habit
Features:Heirloom, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Container Garden

About Bean Seeds (Bush Lima) - Burpee Improved

HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

Buy Bean Seeds by the Packet or in Bulk

Grow Heirloom Beans - Plant Burpee Improved Lima Bean Seeds

Maybe the ultimate heirloom species, Lima beans have been cultivated in Peru for over 6,000 years. This variety, Burpee Improved Bush Lima Bean has been providing families a low fat, no cholesterol protein source since 1907. Burpee Improved Lima Beans have larger pods and bigger, thicker beans than typical lima bean plants. Vigorous producer with a rich flavor.

How to Grow Burpee Improved Beans

When to Plant Bean Seeds

They should be directly seeded in the spring when soil reaches 65-75F (18-24C), and there is no longer a risk for a frost. Bush beans are determinate, meaning they grow to a certain size, about 2’ tall, blossom, turn out a single harvest of beans and then die. If you want a large crop to be ready almost all at once for canning or freezing, sow all of the seeds at the same time. If you want a higher, continuous yield throughout the season, you can have a succession of plantings with increments of 10 days, for example.

Where to Plant Bean Seeds

Bush beans are very simple to grow; they do well in most gardens and in most soil types.

How to Plant Bean Seeds

Prepare the beds by amending with compost and organic material so that you have loose, well-drained soil. Beans grow best in temperatures between 50-85F, in full sun. Sow your bush beans 1 inch deep and 4-6” apart, with rows 18-24” apart.

How to Harvest Beans

Harvest bush beans 50-60 days after sowing when pods are about 3” - 5" long and before you see the outline of the beans inside. A mature bush bean feels smooth, firm and crisp. For use as dried beans, allow beans to dry on the vine for weeks after normal harvesting time. Pull the entire plant out from the soil and shell beans over a large table or tray.

If you are growing bush beans for multiple years in a row, rotate your planting area yearly. This will help prevent any soil-borne diseases from killing the beans as seedlings.

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