Dixie Speckled Butterpea Lima Bean
Dixie Speckled Butterpeas are a kind of Southern heirloom baby lima bean, colored a charming deep red with splashes of maroon. These butterpeas grow well in hot, dry conditions and yield very well. Grows 3-4 beans to a 4-inch green pod. Deliciously sweet and tender in cooking - try stewed with ham hocks and andouille sausage!
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||Lima Beans, Dixie Speckled Butterpea
|Days to Germinate:||7-14|
|Days to Harvest:||75|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Seeds Packed For**:||2023|
*Fungicide-treated seeds protect the seedlings from diseases until they are up and growing. Do not eat treated seeds.
**Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.
Soil Preparation:Remove weeds, large rocks, and litter from the planting area. Till the soil 8-10 inches deep and rake several times to break up large clods. It is best to do this when the soil is dry enough to not stick to garden tools. Loosening the soil will help the plant establish strong roots.
In the Spring, plant beans after all danger of frost has passed. In the Fall, plant beans 10 to 12 weeks before the first expected frost. Plant bush beans 1 inch deep and 3-4 inches apart in rows 3 feet apart. Planting in moist soil is best for seeds to germinate and emerge quickly.
|Planting Depth:||1 inch|
Care During the Season:
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0.1 g||0%|
|Saturated fat 0 g||0%|
|Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g||
|Monounsaturated fat 0 g||
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 6 mg||0%|
|Potassium 209 mg||5%|
|Total Carbohydrate 7 g||2%|
|Dietary fiber 3.4 g||13%|
|Protein 1.8 g||3%|
|Vitamin A||2%||Vitamin C||27%|
|Vitamin D||0%||Vitamin B-6||5%|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|