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King of the Garden Pole Lima

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King of the Garden Pole Lima (88 days)

Introduced in 1883 by Frank Platt. Frank had been selecting for limas that produce 6-seeded pods on a tall pole habit. Succeed he did. Vines are 8-9' tall and yield tons of 8" pods that are 1 1/4" wide. Said to have a rich, creamy, almost honey like flavor, King of the Garden Pole Limas are an old time favorite for its dependability and taste.

1942 Schell's Seed Co. says about King of the Garden Pole Lima Bean...
"Very prolific and the quality is very fine.  The pods usually contain 5 or 6 very large beans.  A very popular variety."

Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region .   TX

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1.25" 60-150 70 7-10 24" 4-6" 24 lb. (fresh) Full

Planting Tips:

50-60 days for green, 100+ days for dry beans.  Some vines can reach 12’ long, so provide adequate support.  Not cold tolerant, beans need warm soil of 65 degrees or better.  Regular harvesting of the young pods will ensure a greater yield.  Grows best in full sun with well watered soil.  Boost yields and germination by adding inoculants.

Make sure to provide adequate support for these vigorous climbers!  A strong fence or twine hung on a strong pole will give them plenty of room to grow and good harvest yields.

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - don't let the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely, and don't overwater and possibly have them rot.


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