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Phaseolus lunatus

Phaseolus lunatus

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

30cm

30cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

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Seeds of Lima beans during a seed quality inspection exercise.
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Phaseolus lunatus 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 Phaseolus lunatus

How to propagate Phaseolus lunatus

Seed

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or spring.

Other uses of Phaseolus lunatus

Culinary, vegetable, food