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Bean Seeds, Christmas, Lima, Heirloom, Organic, Seeds, Buttery Decorative Beans

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Christmas Lima Bean

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Description & Nutritional Value

A rich chestnut texture and an almost nutty flavor make this the most unusual Lima bean. A true revelation for those who believe they don't like Limas. Christmas Limas are an intriguing variation on the traditional Lima. In Italy, you'll find them as Fagioli del Papa or "Pope's beans." Also known stateside as "Chestnut Lima" and sometimes even "Calico" beans. Whatever you call them, they've done a great deal to help fix the bad reputation of traditional Lima beans. A true Lima bean, originally from Peru (hence Lima), this gorgeous bean has all the "meat" of Limas, but with a chestnut texture. Excellent source of fiber and a good source of iron.

How To Grow

Vigorous, heat-tolerant vines can reach 8 to 10-foot tall. Provide something for the vines to climb on, such as bamboo poles lined with string. Direct sow the beans 1-inch deep, 6 to 8 inches apart in full sun. Allow 71 to 80 days to maturity. 

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How To Use

These limas add character to bean and other soups, and are often served with rice, pork chops, ribs, and beef. Christmas lima beans are also called chestnut lima beans and are pricier than regular beans, which makes them an ideal holiday treat. Christmas lima beans are cooked in much the same way regular beans are prepared. They benefit from an overnight soak and are best simmered with aromatics such as garlic, onions and carrot for added flavor.

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