Christmas Lima Bean
Regular price $2.00
(Phaseolus lunatus); aka Giant Butter, Giant Florida Pole; Heirloom; a Slow Food Ark of Taste variety; Pole bean; Dual use: shelly or dry; Minimum 25 seedsLarge, meaty, nutty sweet, it's no wonder Christmas Limas are aboard Slow Food's Ark of Taste. A coveted variety in the south, first mention of these culinary treasures is in the 1840s. The 10 foot vines did well for us this season despite extremes in heat and water stress. The burgundy pattern of the dry bean keeps through cooking. Delicious and an essential pantry variety. A huge shout-out of thanks to Allen M. of Saline for suggesting I grow these again.