Fordhook 242 Lima Bean
75 days. BUSH TYPE. Medium green, 3-4″ pods are filled with nickel sized, green- white large lima’s. Pods are borne on a large, vigorous bush type plants. Popular and dependable yielder. Heat tolerant.
PLANTING: BUSH TYPE: After soil has warmed up to at least 65-70F, till soil. Coat seed with a bean and pea inoculant. Direct sow seeds in
soil at 1″ deep, 3-4″ apart in a single row spacing of 30-36″ apart.
HARVEST: Pick for shelling when beans are plump and bulge the sides of still green pod. For ease of picking, cut off ends of pod with a pair of scissors, then split pods. Use fresh, can or freeze for later use.