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Phaseolus lunatus is a vining (indeterminate) or bush-type (pseudo-determinate) legume from Central and South America. Vining types are vigorous, perennial, and reach 2-6 m in length. Bush-type cultivars are annuals and reach heights of 0.25-1 m. Leaves are trifoliate, present alternately on the stem, and range from pubescent to glabrous. Inflorescence can reach 15 cm in length and bear up to 25 white-to-violet flowers. Pod lengths are 5-12 cm and contain 2-4 seeds each. Pod and seed shape, size, and color are highly variable and dependent upon cultivar.

Pima Beige

‘Pima Beige’ is an indeterminate, deep-rooted, climbing, small-seeded lima from Arizona that produces seeds that are beige with dark speckles.

Pima Orange

‘Pima Orange’ is an indeterminate, deep-rooted, climbing, small-seeded lima from Arizona that produces seeds that are orange with dark speckles.

Haba

'Haba' is a small-seeded lima bean from Dominican Republic that is highly sought after.  It grows well and is productive even in poor soils.  Ivory colored seeds with purple mottling. 

Humidity Resistant

'Humidity Resistant' is a small-seeded variety of lima bean that is drought tolerant but also tolerant of high humidity. The smooth, thin beans are black in color. 

7-Year Lima

'7-Year' is a variety that originated in Central America, but has been bred in parts of East Africa and South Africa and is commonly used as a cover crop. If grown along the ground, it produces a 60 cm high mat of foliage that smothers weeds.  It can also be trellised for easier seed harvest. The seeds are large, with distinctive red caps atop the seeds.

Hopi Red

‘Hopi Red’ are a reddish small-seeded lima bean that was originally collected from three farmers near Hotevilla on the Hopi reservation in North America.

Christmas Pole Lima

Very large maroon-white mottled beans with beautiful, dark red splashes, and rich flavor; heavy yields even in very hot weather; long vines. Approximately 90 days after planting.

Burma Red

Indeterminate climbing lima bean; produces medium-sized red beans approximately 90 days after planting.