Butter beans Lima bean
Deciduous – Sheds Its Leaves Annually
Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Semi Frost Hardy
Semi Frost Hardy – Is Able to Survive Moderately Low Temperatures.
Moderate Watering – Requires Regular Watering.
Med Maintenance – Requires moderate maintenance.
Non Indigenous – Exotic to South Africa.
Moderately rich, well-drained
Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm water and sow in mid-spring indoors. Germination should take place within 10 days. When they are large enough to handle, plant the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frost.
The fruits are 5-12 cm long, dehiscent pods with 2 to 4 seeds.
|Interesting planting ideas|
Plant near radishes, potatoes, eggplant, beets, strawberries and cucumbers, they are great companion plants.
Butter beans are very good sources of proteins, minerals, dietary fibres and essential amino acid. They are also good sources of bioactive compounds.
Ready for harvest 85 to 90 days after sowing seed.
- Botanical name: Phaseolus lunatus
- Common name(s): Butter beans, Lima bean
- Categories: Fruits and Vegetables
Butter bean is a herbaceous bush, or a twining vine with trifoliate leaves, white or violet flowers, and pods containing two to four seeds.
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Requires moderate maintenance.