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Fordhook Lima Bean Seeds
Description & Nutritional Value
Lima bean also commonly known as the butter bean, sieva bean, double bean, Madagascar bean, chad bean, or wax bean is a legume grown for its edible seeds or beans. Considered one of the best large lima beans available, this All-America Selections winner has stood the test of time. Fordhook 242 is by far the best lima bean for Northern climates, coastal conditions or cool foggy nights. They are ready for use almost a week earlier than most bush limas. With plenty of protein and fiber packed into just over 200 calories in lima beans nutrition, this incredible ingredient makes a great addition to a healthy weight loss diet.
How To Grow
Lima beans are a warm-season crop that should be planted in the spring after all danger of frost has passed. The soil should be at least 65 degrees Fahrenheit for seeds to germinate. This means you should wait roughly two weeks after your last frost to plant. You will need a spot with full sun, meaning at least six hours of direct sunlight on most days, to get the most yield from your lima beans. The soil should be well-draining and moderately rich in organic matter. Keep the soil evenly moist but not soggy until germination. A heavy producer of medium-size beans, this variety is a good choice for cooler climates. It takes around 72 days to grow to maturity.
How To Use
The pods are easy to shell, and the beans are perfect for cooking, freezing or canning. Seeds can also be dried. Fordhook variety commonly known as butterbean, are a larger lima bean with a nutty flavor. They retain their flavor, shape and texture well when added to soups, stews, baked dishes and heated to serve alone. You can pair them together with any meal. For instance, pasta, meats and fish. Fordhook Lima Beans are a healthy addition to your diet. They are a larger lima bean with a nutty flavor, perfect to add to soups, casseroles or serve as a side.