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Fordhook 242 Lima Bean
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Fordhook 242 Lima Bean

Sets Well in Adverse Weather

  • Easy-to-shell pods with 3-5 seeds
  • Heavy yields
  • Bush-type plants require no staking
  • Drought and heat tolerant
  • All-America Selections winner
Considered one of the best large lima beans available, this All-America Selections winner has stood the test of time. Bush-type plants produce heavy yields of pods with 3-5 richly flavored, light-green seeds per pod. The pods are easy to shell, and the beans are perfect for cooking, freezing or canning. Seeds can also be dried. The upright plants grow 20 in. tall and require no staking. They're easy to harvest and are heat and drought tolerant. A top, all-around lima bean for gardeners in the North and South. For a continuous crop, sow seeds after the last spring frost and plant successively every 2 weeks until 2 months before the first fall frost. 75 DAYS.
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  • 2 oz. pkt of seeds
  • $2.99
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  • 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 .
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
  • Yield: 25 pounds shelled/100 foot row.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Fruit: Plump with 3 - 4 cream colored beans per pod.
  • Days To Maturity: 75 days.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual
  • Germination: 7 - 10 days.
  • Form: Upright, annual.
  • Soil Requirements: Rich, sandy, well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Seed Count: 2 oz. packet is approximately 50 seeds, 1/2 lb. is approximately 400 seeds and 2lbs. is approx. 800 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 it's flavor canned or frozen. Considered the finest of the large lima beans.

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Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE SEEDS
1A to 4B 6/18 - 11/1
5A & 5B 6/18 - 11/1
6A & 6B 6/18 - 11/1
7A & 7B 6/18 - 11/1
8A & 8B 6/18 - 11/1
9A to 10B 6/18 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

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Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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