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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
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  • 2 lbs of seeds
  • $24.99
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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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