Lima Bean (Phaseolus lunatus)
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Lima Bean (Phaseolus lunatus)

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The Lima Bean originates from Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru. It likes warmth and, in Central Europe, grows best as a pot plant at a sunny location. Lima beans have a mild taste and are suitable for stews.

In tropical and subtropical climate, lima beans grow perennially. However, here, they are cultivated annually only as they can't stand frost. As this bean variety clearly likes more warmth than our common bean, an early preculture indoors is absolutely recommended to make ripeness even possible - or complete greenhouse cultivation.

Also as ornamental plants for the garden, balcony, and terrace, lima beans, with their numerous tender blossoms standing in racemes, are very decorative. The ripe seeds are as beautiful and colourful later. Depending on the variety, they can be white, yellow, red, violet, and black, single-coloured to radial-patterned. Except for the white-skinned beans, all the others contain the toxic hydrocyanic acid glycoside linamarin. That's why the beans necessarily have to be boiled before consumption. The boiling water must be drained. Then, the consumption isn't dangerous.

Seeds, content: 10 Lima Bean seeds
Details: Plant description & care
Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
Flowering time:
Flower colour:
Lifecycle :
Sowing & cultivation
Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
Sowing time outdoors:
Sowing depth:
3 cm
Best germination temperature :
25 – 30 °C
Germination time in days:
7 – 42
Planting distance:
90 – 120 cm
Main harvest:
Bad intercropping partners:
Sowing outdoors after the Ice Saints mid-May until the beginning of July. Depth of sowing: 2-4 cm. When cluster sowing, take 6-8 grains per rod. When sowing in rows, keep a planting distance of 40-50 cm in the row and 100-120 cm row spacing. Likes a lot of sun. Can’t stand wet soil. To increase stability, earthen up when it’s 15 cm high. Runner beans need a rod or something else to climb upon.
Other names
Botanical name:
phaseolus lunatus
German names:
English names:
butter beanlima beansieva bean
French names:
haricot de limaharicot du cappois du cap
Spanish names:
garrofónguaracarohaba de limahabonesjudía de limapallarporoto pallar
Italian names:
fagiolo di lima
Item number
Magic Garden Seeds
Seed quantity:
10 Pcs.


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