Bean Seeds (POLE Lima) Dixie butter pea
Perfect bean for warmer climates
Speckled Dixie Butterpea is an heirloom, lima bean variety with speckled, round beans. Performs well in hot and dry conditions. Creamy texture and nutty flavor. 75 days to maturity.
The Dixie Speckled Butterpea is a very productive and tasty lima bean. Smaller beans are about the size of peas. Speckled of red on a deep purple body.
Great for Southern states with hot weather. Delicious when picked young. Great for hot climates. Smaller lima bean.Phaseolus lunatus. 800 seeds per lb.
0-60 days for green, 100+ days for dry beans. Some vines can reach 12â long, so provide adequate support. Not cold tolerant, beans need warm soil of 65 degrees or better.
Regular harvesting of the young pods will ensure a greater yield. Grows best in full sun with well watered soil. Boost yields and germination by adding inoculants.
Make sure to provide adequate support for these vigorous climbers! A strong fence or twine hung on a strong pole will give them plenty of room to grow and good harvest yields.
Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or over watering and possibly having them rot.
( Heirloom date to the 1840s )
Planting Depth: 1 to 1.5" inches
Spacing: sow 1" inch apart. thin plants to 3" inches, 2 to 3 feet between rows
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Germination: 6-10 days
Days to Maturity: 85 days
Bean Type: Pole Lima bean
Pod Length: 5" inches
Plant Height: 7-9' feet
Pod Shape: Short and flat
Seed Color: White with purplish-red spots
Comments: Perfect bean for warmer climates
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