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BEAN Lima Climbing Civil War - PHASEOLUS lunatus

Madagascar Bean

NZ Prohibited

Stock: Available

SKU Code: V 712


Family: Fabaceae
Characteristics: Annual climbing legume

Seed per packet: Approx 15
Seed per gram: Approx. 3

Madagascar beans are a type of Lima bean that is left to mature on the vine and harvested as a dried legume. 

A heirloom climbing lima bean suited to tropical climates, but will grow well in any climate. The beans can be eaten fresh or harvested as dried when pods are ready to split. Perennial plants in tropical climates are very vigorous and hardy.

Height: 2-3m

Grow notes:

Tropical: Year Round 
Temperate: Spring to Late Summer
Cold: Mid-Spring to Mid-Summer

Sow: 25mm deep.
Soaking seed overnight prior to sowing helps with the up-take of moisture for germination. Best sown directly in a growing position in moist soil. 
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 10cm
Row space: 50cm
Maturity: 8-10 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

Adaptable to most good garden soils, prefers an open sunny position

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