Bulk Bean Seeds (Bush Lima) - "Fordhook 242"

Phaseolus limensis "Fordhook 242"

Bulk Bean Seeds (Bush Lima) - "Fordhook 242"
  • Bush Lima Bean; 3-4 Inches Pods
  • 75 Days to Harvest. Recommended for Zones 3-9. Heirloom, Open Pollinated, Lima, Bush, Shelling, Pollinator Attractor
  • Prefers full sun exposure
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  • Bush Lima Bean; 3-4 Inches Pods
  • 75 Days to Harvest. Recommended for Zones 3-9. Heirloom, Open Pollinated, Lima, Bush, Shelling, Pollinator Attractor
  • Prefers full sun exposure
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PLANT FORDHOOK 242 BEAN SEEDS - GROW HEIRLOOM BEANS

A classic Lima Bean, Fordhook 242 has been noticed as an All America Selections Winner!  With large yields, you can enjoy Fordhook fresh, frozen or canned.

  • Bush Lima Bean; 3-4 Inches Pods
  • 75 Days to Harvest. Recommended for Zones 3-9. Heirloom, Open Pollinated, Lima, Bush, Shelling, Pollinator Attractor
  • Prefers full sun exposure
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Botanical NamePhaseolus limensis "Fordhook 242"
Planting TimeWarm Season
Plant Life CycleAnnual
TypeHeirloom, Pollinator Attractor, Open Pollinated, Bush, Lima, Shelling
Sowing MethodDirect Sow
Light RequirementsFull Sun
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Bush Bean Planting Guide

Bush beans are very simple to grow; they do well in most gardens and in most soil types. They should be directly seeded when soil reaches 65-75F (18-24C), and there is no longer a risk for a frost. Sow your bush beans 1 inch (2.5cm) deep and 2 inches (5cm) apart in row about 18 inches (45cm) apart.

In order to have fresh beans all summer, reseed your bush bean patch every two weeks and pick them frequently. If you are using an untreated bush bean seed, plant them thicker than usual, and later thin them to the desired density.

A garden inoculant may be used at planting time to help increase the soil’s fertility. Bush beans grow excellent with all vegetables except the onion family, fennel, basil and kohlrabi.

Maturity days are the best way to know when to pick your bush beans. A mature bush bean feels smooth, firm and crisp.