Winfield Lima Bean


Winfield Lima Bean

Phaseolus lunatus
(95 days) Pole type. Searching for a pole lima that will actually ripen in the Northeast? We’ve picked a beauty! Vigorous vines produce large 4" pods with 3 huge flat beans, white with a splotch of punctate mulberry-purple speckles that turn burgundy as beans dry. Delicious!—tender, sweet and delightfully beany, nothing like the frozen or canned limas you were forced to eat as a kid. Through multiple trial years they have yielded well, even through long stretches of drought and high heat.

Bred by Mrs. Winfield of Painted Post, NY, in the early 1940s and introduced to the seed trade in 1953 by the Billy Helper Seed Company, which Helper started at age 12 with help from his father. After his father died in 1962, Helper’s inventory was sold to Farmer Seed & Nursery Company of Fairbault, MN, which sold the bean as North Pole Lima in its 1965 catalog. NEW!

316 Winfield
Item Discounted
A: 1oz for $3.75  
unavailable, insufficient germination

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Our Seeds are Non-GMO


All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.