Lima Beans / Butterbeans
Limas are believed to have originated in the tropical fertile valleys of Central America as wild cultivars and domesticated by native Mayans and Aztecs and later by Incas as a staple source of protein. They are very nutritious with a good deal of protein, dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, folates and isoflavones. Delicious in the green shell stage and as a dry bean with a buttery texture and sweet flavor. These varieties of limas are short-season and will mature in the Pacific Northwest. They are more susceptible to mold than the common bean so we only recommend the pole types. Packets contain 25 seeds.