Henderson’s Butter Bean (Phaseolus lunatus)
This early, prolific and drought-resistant baby lima produces small white seeds nestled in light green pods. Introduced in 1889 by Peter Henderson & Company of New York, its creamy beans are perfect for canning or freezing.
- 40 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-10 days
- Maturity: 60-75 days
- Direct sow 1-1 ½” deep in full sun after danger of frost has passed. Beans need soil temperatures between 75-85° F to sprout.
- Space plants 3-6” apart; space row 2-3’ apart.