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Lima bean

Phaseolus lunatus

Also known as

Butter bean, Bean

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

30cm

30cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

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Lima bean Overview

The Lima beans will need soaking and then boiling before eating. This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 16C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 28C. You should amend your soil with well-rotted manure or compost, Sow the seed 2in deep and keep your soil evenly moist. For the best flavour and texture, harvest the pods when the beans show through the pod.

Common problems with Lima bean

How to propagate Lima bean

Seed

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or spring.

Other uses of Lima bean

Culinary, vegetable, food