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Bean, Lima Fordhook 242 Bush

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Heat-resistant plants thrive in adverse conditions.

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All-America Selections winner. This Burpee bred bean is heat-resistant and thrives in adverse conditions. The heavy yields of 4" pods with 3-5 large beans each are excellent for freezing. Proven tops for productivity, flavor and wide adaptability. Bush varieties mature earlier than pole limas and don't need support. A 2 oz. seed packet will sow a 15-ft. row.
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Days To Maturity

65 days

Fruit Size

4 inches

Sun

Full Sun

Spread

10 inches

Height

15-20 inches

Sow Method

Direct Sow

Planting Time

Spring, Summer

Sow Time

After Last Frost

Thin

6 inches

Life Cycle

Annual

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  • Days To Maturity
    65 days
    Fruit Size
    4 inches
    Sun
    Full Sun
    Spread
    10 inches
    Height
    15-20 inches
    Sow Method
    Direct Sow
    Planting Time
    Spring, Summer
    Sow Time
    After Last Frost
    Thin
    6 inches
    Life Cycle
    Annual
  • Bean, Lima Fordhook 242 Bush is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Help for Ford Hook Limas I planted ford hook bush lima beans and the feelers on them are so long they're falling over and trying to wrap around the feelers on the next row. Have I done something wrong? Should I put a fence up. Any help would be appreciated.
    Date published: 2015-06-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! These things are just awesome! You can plant a large number of them in a small space, they are very easy to grow. The produce GREAT beans. I've never had fresh lima beans before. I can't believe it! You can take them right off of the plant, open the pod and eat them right there. They are tender yet firm, perfect texture and sweet! I'll never cook them, (no need). Just warm if you want but they need no prep. I'm just snacking on them as well. Top notch product. Absolutely fantastic!
    Date published: 2015-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hardy Grower Put this bean in last year.My Doc Martin heirlooms are not doing so well in the getter hotter summers in south jersey.Thought I'd give these guys a try because I depend on freezing some crop.Slow and steady,these beans seemed to slow themselves down when it got too hot.I kept my eyes on and made sure they had water,all the sudden when the heat broke they came right back.The flavor is not near as good as my Doc Martins but it was decent and they Produced !
    Date published: 2015-03-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fordhook lima heat resistance Living in Central Florida I had the opportunity to test the heat resistance of this bush lima last May. I found that it flowered during the hottenst part of the summer (90+ degrees in July) but did not produce beans. Luckily though the plants did still grow well and I left them in the garden. As soon as the nght time temps dropped some in the fall the plant began to produce. Lesson learned. Good sturdy plant, but cannot function as a summber crop in central Florida.. Need to plant in the spring or fall. I reordered and plan to plant it earlier this year.
    Date published: 2011-01-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fordhook No. 242 - Growing Fordhook 242 is an oldie but a goodie. Very consistent yielder. Will yield all summer until frost. Will grow well even in partial shade. Lima beans in general have a hard time germinating. Plant a few extra seeds and thin if you have too many.
    Date published: 2009-03-28
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