King of the Garden, H... VBE-2355
Some people call them Butterbeans.
Developed in 1883 by Frank Platt, and still a standout for its early ripening and ability to take cooler weather than other limas.
Easy to grow, heavy-yielder. One of the largest lima beans (sweeling to truly huge when soaked), and the latest contender in our search for "that big buttery bean that my mother used to bake".
8-10' vines with 4 to 6" pods filled with 4-6 cream-colored seeds. BOTANICAL NAME: Phaseolua lunatus
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS:Plant seed 6" apart in a well-composted, well-drained warm soil. Provide 6' poles or trellis for support. Keep well watered (or apply mulch to control moisture). Weed frequently until seedlings are 18", but shallowly to avoid the bean's roots. Matures in about 12 weeks. Harvest when pods are plump. Pick gently and pick frequently for most productive harvest.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: W /Matures 9-11/Harvest 12/Yields dry 11-23/Spacing 8" ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Tolerates hot weather, stores well