Like Fordhook bush lima, with higher yields and bigger pods. Superb fresh or frozen. Burpee Bred. Proven tops for productivity, flavor and wide adaptability. Pole limas yield much more heavily and longer than bush types. Big plants can get 12 ft. tall. Sow seeds 4-6" apart in full sun, thin seedlings to 1ft. apart. A packet (30 seeds) will plant a 30 ft. row; 1 lb., a 240 ft. row. Burpee's Best. 92 days.
Sow in average soil in full sun after danger of frost, spring to early summer. In rows 18-30" apart, Sow seeds about 3" apart and cover with 2" of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist. Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days.
How to Grow
Thin to stand about 6" apart when seedlings are 1-2" tall. Lima beans generally require warmer temperatures than snap beans. Bush limas mature in 70-80 days. Pole limas mature in 75-90 days.
Fresh limas are unusually sweet, tender and flavorful. Limas ripen from late summer to early frost. Pick when pods are full and plump; or let pods mature, cut plants and dry well, then shell beans for later use. Limas and other shell beans are shelled and cooked, and they can also be baked.