First offered by Peter Henderson Company of New York. Peter Henderson (1822-1890) emigrated from Scotland in 1843 and began his career as a market gardener. This is a very early, productive and hardy dwarf lima.
Henderson Lima Beans History
(Phaseolus lunatus) First offered by Peter Henderson Company of New York. Peter Henderson (1822-1890) emigrated from Scotland in 1843 and began his career as a market gardener. This is a very early, productive and hardy dwarf lima. A dependable variety, good yields of small cream lima beans, 3-4 seeds per pod. Excellent quality. 50-60 days.
Growing Henderson Lima Bean Seeds
Start planting your lima beans in about 1 to 1 1/2 inches of deep, warm soil. Space your rows about 2 feet apart. Within the rows, space the seeds 2 to 4 inches apart. After planting lima beans, watch for signs of germination because you will want to thin the plants to about 4 to 6 inches apart. Watering should be done at a rate of about one inch a week during the time blossoms & pods are developing. If your lima beans lack water during the blossoming time, the flowers will drop prematurely and you won’t get many pods.
Preserving And Storing Henderson Bush Lima Bean
Harvest while the seed is in the green stage. Wash, shell and sort according to size. Water blanch small beans 2 minutes, medium beans 3 minutes and large beans 4 minutes. Cool promptly, drain and package, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Seal and freeze.
About Henderson Lima Beans
Possibly America’s favorite baby lima bean, Henderson Bush Lima Bean is a beautiful, easy to grow variety. Each pod will contain 3 to 4 bean seeds, which are great for canning or freezing. Considered a hardy lima bean that can grows bestduring the heat of the summer.
Lima Bean Recipes
If you don’t normally eat these beans, or have never tried them, I don’t know what you are waiting for! Lima beans are packed with protein and a wide array vitamins and minerals. They are particularly a good source of copper, manganese, folate, iron and cholesterol-lowering fiber.
Lima Bean Nutrition
Lima beans are an especially good source of iron. One cup of lima beans contains roughly one quarter of your daily recommended iron.
Other health benefits of lima beans include:
- Diabetes Control
- Digestive Health
- Heart Health
- Prevent Anemia
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