Phaseolus lunatus. 80-100 Days. Green limas have a mild flavor with subtle citrus undertones and a smooth and creamy texture. Dry beans not as flavorful and are somewhat bland. Vigorous climber with medium-sized pods are slightly curved. Small white seeds. Donated to SSE by Joel Simpson of Virginia who received this variety circa 1990 from Mr. & Mrs. Estelle and Annie Bagwell. This variety has an extended history on the Delmarva Peninsula (aka the Eastern Shore). The Bagwell's had grown it near Bloxom, VA since the 1940s when they obtained seeds from the Matthews family of Modest Town, VA. It's believed that the Matthews family grew it since the 1930s or earlier. ~30 seeds per packet.

Grown for us by Heritage Meadows Farm in Indiana.

Matthew's Eastern Shore Lima Bean


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