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Bean, Lima Fordhook 242 Bush
Heat-resistant plants thrive in adverse conditions.
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.
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.