Bean Lima Fordhook 242 – Item #36


A long warm season will reward you with an abundance of easy-to-shell pods, each containing three to four rich, buttery beans. Good for both freezing and fresh use. It won an All America Selections award in 1945.

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Additional information

Weight 20 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1″ (3cm)

Plant Space: 6″ (15cm)

Row Space: 30″ (76cm)

Sprouts In: 7-10 days

Sow in well-drained, average soil in late spring. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 75-95°F. Beans do not tolerate frost. Thinning is not normally necessary.

Pick pods regularly just as they begin to fill out for best flavor. Replant every three weeks for continuous harvest.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Phaseolus lunatus

Matures In: 75 days

Attributes: AAS winner