Beans, Lima Beans, Henderson's Bush Baby Lima Seeds

Available in store only. Please contact your local Mackey's for price and availability.

  • Delivery Available with Online Checkout
  • Not Available In-store at Colchester Mackey's
  • Not Available In-store at Willimantic Mackey's
  • Not Available In-store at Woodstock Mackey's

This variety is the most popular baby lima bean.

  • Produces an abundance of pods on bush type plants.
  • Lima beans are especially sensitive to cold temperatures.
  • A few cold days at planting time may cause the seed to rot.

SPECIFICS: (see below for complete sowing information)

  • SEED DEPTH: 1 inch deep covered with 1/2 inch of soil
  • SEED SPACING: 3-4 inches apart in rows 2 1/2 to 3 feet apart
  • EMERGES: 7-12 days
  • MATURES: 65 days

SOWING:

  • Plant seed directly in soil outdoors starting in late spring after the ground has warmed.
  • Nighttime temps do not dip below 55 degrees.
  • Plant 1 inch deep, 3-4 inches apart in rows 2 1/2-3 feet apart.
  • Cover with 1/2 inch of fine soil firmly pressed down.

    GERMINATION:

    • Germinated in 7-12 days depending on soil and weather conditions.

    THINNING:

    • When plants are 4-6 inches high, thin, leaving strongest plants 6-8 inches apart.

    NOTES:

    • These beans will germinate best and will be very prolific if you are patient and wait until the soil is warm before planting.
    • Keep free of weeds, especially when the plants are small.
    • For best quality pick pods when young but filled out with beans.
    • Make a second planting in mid-summer for autumn harvest.

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