Jackson Wonder
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Jackson Wonder Lima Bean

(103 days) Phaseolus lunatus Open-pollinated. U.P. Hedrick in 1931 in The Vegetables of New York called it “the hardiest of all bush limas, very productive.” In his 100 Vegetables and Where They Came From, William Woys Weaver highly praised Jackson Wonder for baby pods that are so tender they can be cooked like snow peas, and mature beans so handsome they make a stunning bead necklace. Introduced in 1888, Atlanta farmer Thomas Jackson’s drought-tolerant variety created a sensation for its productivity, even though it stands only 18" tall. Jackson Wonder features about 3 seeds per curved 3"pod, grey in the shell stage and drying to buff with lovely purple and black mottling, as succulent as they are decorative. Its sweet-smelling white flowers attract butterflies. Especially attractive to pollinators.


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Lima Beans

Phaseolus lunatus ~ 60 seeds/oz. Originally from Peru where they were cultivated 4,000 years ago by the Lima culture.

Culture: Lima beans require more heat than bush beans and are indifferent performers in cold wet summers. Tender, will not survive frost. Plant 3–4 seeds/ft in rows 24–30" apart. Pick frequently for maximum yields, but avoid disturbing foliage in wet weather to prevent spread of fungal diseases. Harvest when the beans bulge inside their pods.

Shell and Dry Beans

Phaseolus vulgaris 2 oz packet sows 25 ft; 1 lb, 200 ft. All bush beans except where noted.

Culture: In conditions of high nitrogen fertility some bush beans may develop vines in moist hot weather. Tender, will not survive frost. Plant 3–4 seeds/ft in rows 24–30" apart. Pick frequently for maximum yields, but avoid disturbing foliage in wet weather to prevent spread of fungal diseases.

Harvest shell beans when the beans are plump inside pods. For dry beans allow pods to dry on the vine until pressing the beans with your fingernail leaves no indentation. If heavy rains threaten just before maturity, pull plants by the roots and hang them in a dry place to finish or pick pods, shell and finish drying indoors.