This old time variety yields a large amount of tender creamy-green flat Lima beans in large 6" pods. This variety loves hot weather and does not tolerate cold weather. These beans are larger than the Fordhook Lima bean. This popular shell bean can grow up to 8 feet long, so make sure to trellis this fast growing vine. 88 days.
Packet size = 1.25 ounces
WHEN TO PLANT: after all danger of frost is past
DEPTH OF PLANTING: 1" deep
PLANTS APART IN ROWS (AFTER THINNING): 4 - 6" apart
DISTANCE BETWEEN ROWS: 2 to 3 feet apart
RAISED BED PLANTING GUIDE: Thinned plants should be 4"
apart throughout bed.
SOIL TYPE RECOMMENDED: composted, sandy soil.
NOTE: Pole beans take up less room than bush beans, but they
must be supported as their growth is vertical.
TUCSON PLANTING INFORMATION: Pole beans do well in
Tucson. Planting may be done from March 1 to April 1 and
again July 15 to August 25.