Bush varieties mature earlier than pole limas and don't need support. 2 oz. of seed per packet, which will sow a 15' row; one lb.,120'. Burpee's Improved Bush Lima. Easy to shell. Clusters of 5 or 6 pods, 5½" long and slightly curved, each containing 4 or 5 large, flat, oval beans. Burpee Bred.
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.