Lima and Butterbeans
Phaseolus lunatus

"Butterbean" is a term used to describe certain small, flat seeded lima beans. There is no separate botanical classification for a butterbean. It is basically a description of the way that they are prepared for cooking. Whereas most limas are grown to the dry stage, butterbeans are generally shelled fresh while in the late green stage, cooked and buttered.

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Burpee Improved Bush Lima Bean
Typically three to five pale-green Lima beans per four to five inch long pod.
Christmas Pole Lima Bean<br><b>SOLD OUT</b>
A large, quarter dollar-sized, flat bean that is colored light cream with maroon spots, splashes, and swirls.
Early Thorogreen Bush Lima Bean<br>SOLD OUT
Productive, vigorous plants with beans that are bright green at the processing stage. Excellent fresh or for canning and freezing.
Fordhook 242 Bush Lima Bean<br>SOLD OUT
Heat resistant for the South and performs equally well Northern and Maritime climates.
Henderson's Bush Lima Bean<br>SOLD OUT
An old-time favorite used for canning, freezing and dry bean use.
Jackson Wonder Bush Lima Bean
Georgia heirloom from the 1880s. Good as a butterbean or dried for soups.
King of the Garden Pole Lima Bean<br>SOLD OUT
Enormous pods with large, cream colored seeds.
Willow Leaf Pole Lima Bean<br><b>SOLD OUT</b>
Old pole-type variety with some tolerance to drought and heat.

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