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Fordhook 242 Lima Bean

Sets Well in Adverse Weather
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  • 14234
  • 2 oz. pack of seed
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  • 14236
  • 2 pound bag of seed
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Fordhook 242 Lima Bean

Prolific even during drought and heat, making it perfect for growing in the South. Bush-type plants set 3-5 tasty, light-green seeds per pod that are perfect for cooking, freezing or canning.. 75 DAYS.
Product Details
  • FormUpright, annual.
  • LightFull sun.
  • Height20 inches .
  • Spread24 inches .
  • Spacing3 - 6 inches.
  • Zones3 - 9 annual
  • FoliageGreen foliage.
  • FruitPlump with 3 - 4 cream colored beans per pod.
  • Germination7 - 10 days.
  • Soil RequirementsRich, sandy, well-drained soil.
  • Growth RateMedium growth rate.
  • Seed Count2 oz. packet is approximately 50 seeds, 1/2 lb. is approximately 400 seeds and 2lbs. is approx. 800 seeds
  • PollinatorSelf pollinating.
  • CommentsSturdy, upright growth for easy picking. Now improved for the North. More heat tolerant. Higher yields. Easier to harvest and shell than other varieties. Keeps it's flavor canned or frozen. Considered the finest of the large lima beans.
  • Yield25 pounds shelled/100 foot row.
  • Botanical NamePhaseolus lunatus 'Fordhook 242'; Family: Fabaceae/Leguminosae (Bean Family)
  • Size4 inches.
  • Depth1 - 1.5 inches.
  • Days To Maturity75 days.

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