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West Coast - Early Thorogreen Lima Beans

West Coast - Early Thorogreen Lima Beans

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Finally, a productive Lima bean for our northern growing season! Early Thorogreen Lima beans seeds produce dwarf plants that grow to only 50cm (20") tall, so do not require staking. Big clusters of 9-10cm (3½-4") pods develop near the tops of the plants, each containing beautiful, plump baby Lima beans (or butter beans). Enjoy these fresh from the garden, or dry them for winter use. Lima beans are super-high in fibre and protein, but contain hardly a trace of fat. Their high magnesium content relaxes veins and arteries in the body, improving blood oxygen levels and the circulation of nutrients. Another super-food right from the back yard!

Matures in 67 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

Quick Facts:

  • Also known as Orca Drying Beans
  • Easy to grow
  • Fun to harvest
  • Open pollinated
  • Matures in 80 days

How To Grow

Dry beans are an ecologically sound foodstuff in today’s world. Being a bean, they produce at least part of their own nitrogen supply with the help of symbiotic bacteria, which live in the soil. Dry beans are one of the easiest crops to produce organically. Dry beans are excellent protein sources when combined with whole grains, nuts or small amounts of meat or fish. Dried beans also contain fibre and minerals (remember to discard the soaking and cooking water to reduce flatulence).  Follow along with this handy How to Grow Dry Beans Guide and grow delicious beans for hearty soups all winter long.