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King of the Garden

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King of the Garden

Description
Largest of All Limas
Introduced in the 1970s, King of the Garden is a favorite that produces 4-6 in. pods with cream-colored seeds. This vigorous, vine-type lima bean variety clings well to poles and does not require staking to grow. It sets pods from the very bottom of the vine and will bear beans until frost. The large beans are good for freezing, canning and eating fresh. For best results, sow lima bean seeds in rich, sandy, well-drained soil after all danger of frost has passed. Space seeds about 4 in. apart in rows that are 30 inches apart. 2 oz. per pkt. 88 DAYS.
Product Details
  • Seasonboth Spring & Fall
  • Unit of Measure2 oz. per pkt.
  • FormUpright with no staking required.
  • LightFull sun.
  • Height8 - 10 feet.
  • SpreadVine.
  • SpacingPlant 1 inch deep and 4 inches apart in rows 30 inches apart.
  • Zones3 - 9 annual.
  • FoliageGreen foliage.
  • FruitVigorous. Harvested over a long period of time.
  • 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 200 seeds.
  • CommentsThis is a vine type lima and does not require staking to grow. Old garden favorite introduced in the 1970's. Pods have 4 - 6 inch big, cream colored seeds. Sets pods from the very bottom of the vine. Largest of all lima pods. This is a lima bean but for sales analysis purposes it is included in the pole bean category. Strong grower and clings well to poles. Productive and bears until frost when kept picked.
  • Yield25 - 30 pounds shelled per 100 foot row.
  • Botanical NamePhaseolus lunatus 'King of the Garden'; Family: Fabaceae/Leguminosae (Bean Family).
  • Size4 - 6 inches.
  • HeaderLargest of All Limas
  • Depth1 - 1.5 inches.
  • Days To Maturity88 days.
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule for Plants
Zones Tomatoes & Peppers Potatoes Sweet Potatoes Onion Plants
1A-4A 5/14 - 6/1 3/26 - 6/15 5/21 - 6/8 4/2 - 5/11
4B 5/14 - 6/1 3/26 - 6/15 5/21 - 6/8 4/2 - 5/11
5A 5/14 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/15 5/14 - 6/8 3/26 - 5/11
5B 5/14 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/26 - 5/11
6A 4/23 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/5 - 5/11
6B 4/23 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/26 - 5/11
7A 4/23 - 6/1 2/26 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/19 - 5/11
7B 4/2 - 6/1 2/26 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/12 - 5/11
8A & B 4/2 - 6/1 2/19 - 6/15 4/23 - 6/8 1/29 - 5/11
9A & B 4/2 - 6/1 2/12 - 6/15 4/23 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11
10A & B 4/2 - 6/1 2/12 - 6/15 4/16 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11
Last Order Date 5/28 6/11 6/4 5/7
Zones Bareroot Roses Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs Tender Annuals All other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 4/16 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/22 4/30 - 6/8 4/30 - 6/22
4B 4/16 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/22 4/30 - 6/8 4/30 - 6/22
5A 4/1 - 6/1 3/19 - 6/22 4/30 - 6/8 4/2 - 6/22
5B 3/19 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/22 3/30 - 6/8 3/19 - 6/22
6A 3/5 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/22 4/30 - 6/8 3/5 - 6/22
6B 3/5 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/22 4/30 - 6/8 3/5 - 6/22
7A 2/26 - 6/1 2/12 - 6/22 4/2 - 6/8 2/26 - 6/22
7B 2/26 - 6/1 2/12 - 6/22 4/2 - 6/8 2/26 - 6/22
8A & B 2/19 - 6/1 2/12 - 5/25 4/2 - 6/8 2/20 - 5/25
9A & B 1/22 - 6/1 2/12 - 5/25 4/2 - 6/8 2/12 - 5/25
10A & B 1/22 - 6/1 2/12 - 5/25 4/2 - 6/8 2/12 - 5/25
Last Order Date 5/28 1A-7B: 6/18 6/4 1A-7B: 6/18
8A-10B: 5/21 8A-10B: 5/21

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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