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Fordhook 242 Lima Beans
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Fordhook 242 Lima Beans

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Sets Well in Adverse Weather

Prolific even during drought and heat, making it perfect for growing in the South. Bush-type plants set 3-5 tasty, light-green seeds per pod that are perfect for cooking, freezing or canning.. 75 DAYS.

Seed counts: A 2-oz. packet of lima bean seeds (bush and pole) contains about 50 seeds and sows a 15-ft row.

Zones: 3 - 9 annual
Height: 20 inches
Shade Requirement: full sun
Germination: 7-10 days

Fordhook 242 Lima Beans - Pkt
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  • For each offer ordered, get 2 oz.
  • $2.99
Fordhook 242 Lima Beans - 1/2 lb.
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  • For each offer ordered, get 1/2 lb.
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Fordhook 242 Lima Beans - 2 lbs
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  • For each offer ordered, get 2 lbs.
  • $24.99

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Fordhook 242 Lima Beans Product Details

Botanical Name: Phaseolus lunatus 'Fordhook 242'; Family: Fabaceae/Leguminosae (Bean Family)

Height: 20 inches

Spacing: 3-6 inches

Depth: 1-1.5 inches

Spread: 24 inches

Sun/Shade: full sun

Yield: 25 pounds shelled/100 foot row

Fruit: Plump with 3-4 cream-colored beans per pod

Days To Maturity: 75

Soil Requirements: rich, sandy, well-drained

Seed Count: 2 oz. pkt is about 50 seeds, 1/2 lb. is about 200 seeds

Size: 4 inches

Comments: Sturdy, upright growth for easy picking. Now improved for the North. More heat tolerant. Higher yields. Easier to harvest and shell than other varieties. Keeps its flavor canned or frozen. Considered the finest of the large limas.

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