Bean Lima Henderson’s Baby – Item #8010


A very prolific heirloom that produces delicious buttery baby lima beans, three to four beans per easy-to-shell pod. This variety was discovered in Virginia in 1885 and introduced by the Peter Henderson Co. in 1888. A sturdy early producer.

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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: 2-3′ (61-91cm)

Sprouts In: 7-10 days

Plant outdoors in rich soil and full sun well after last frost, when soil has warmed to at least 65° F. May be slow to germinate but will grow prolifically once established. Drought tolerant. Plant every two weeks for a continuous supply.

Harvest when the bean pods fill out but are still tender for fresh shelling or let dry on the plant for storage. Pick frequently while pods are young for best quality and yield.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Phaseolus lunatus

Matures In: 65 days