Henderson's Baby Lima Bush Bean
Legend has it Henderson Baby Bush Lima bean was found growing along a Virginia roadside by a returning Civil War soldier, who collected and grew it.
A very early, hardy, productive and disease resistant dwarf lima producing creamy white beans, 3-4 beans per light green pod. Delicious, buttery tasting beans melt in your mouth.
Known as Henderson’s Baby Lima, Earliest Bush Lima, and Henderson’s Dwarf.
Good for dry or canned beans.
For Snap Beans, wait until they are about pencil size, but harvest before the beans inside the pods become lumpy. Snap beans, are snapped, strings removed and eaten fresh or cooked.
For Fresh Shell Beans, let the seeds in the pods get good and fat. You shell/remove the green beans from the pod and they are eaten fresh or cooked.
For Dried Beans, let the pods get brown and dry on the plant. Pick them before they can split open and spread out to finish drying. Remove from dried pods and store. Dried beans are usually soaked and cooked.
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These limas are extremely productive, disease resistant, and very easy to manage. One of my favorite!!
Beans are good for you and this one is great!
Very pleased with this petite and plentiful Lima bean. The Henderson's Baby Bush Lima Bean is easy to grow, easy to maintain and produced quite a harvest. Maybe I should have titled this review, A Plethora of Pods. Would highly recommend this bean to others.