Large Speckled Calico (Christmas Pole Lima Bean)

Large Speckled Calico (Christmas Pole Lima Bean)

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DESCRIPTION

4-6"L pods produce 2-3 quarter-sized, white seeds with maroon spots and swirls. They have a subtle chestnut flavor and buttery texture. Vigorous, 10'L vines produce well in extreme heat. Markings are retained when cooked if green shelled or dried.USES: Canning, Dried, Freezing, Home Gardens.

Lima beans are super-high in fiber and protein, but contain hardly a trace of fat. Their high magnesium content relaxes veins and arteries in the body, improving blood oxygen levels and the circulation of nutrients. Another super-food from your own back yard! * Nitrogen-fixer in the soil - chop up plant and work it back into the soil

CLASSIFICATIONS
OPEN POLLINATED

Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.

HEIRLOOM

This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.

VEGETABLE SEED AND PLANTING GUIDE
Direct Seed (100 Ft.)Distance Apart In Row After ThinningSpace Between RowsPlanting Depth
1/2-1 Lb.6-8"36-48"1-2"

* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.

ESTIMATED DAYS TO MATURITY

88 days

APPROXIMATE SEED COUNT

  • 25 per Oz.
  • 400 per Lb.

COMPANIONS

  • Cabbage Family
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Pea

ALLIES

  • Marigold deters Mexican bean beetles
  • Nasturtium and rosemary deter bean beetles
  • Summer savory deters bean beetles, improves growth and flavor

ENEMIES

  • Garlic, onion and shallot stunt the growth of beans