Butter Bean Seed Pod

Butter Bean Seed Pod

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Butter Bean Seed Pod

When the lima bean pods are completely dry, break them open to release the seeds. Separate the seeds from the chaff—other plant material like stems, pods, leaves, as well as dirt.
Similar to Henderson Bush, with 3-4 medium seeds/pod, but earlier, shorter (18 in.) plants, and light green seeds. Grower Clif Slade's favorite bush lima. Pkt (~71  .
Butter beans will not set pods until temperatures remain over 85 degrees Fahrenheit.. If you save your seeds, do not plant other butterbean varieties nearby.
The Speckled Brown Butterbean is a plump and creamy bean, with a mild earthy. Plants set pods when day temperatures are reliably 85 degrees or more.
Healthy too, 1 cup of cooked lima beans provides 20% of the daily value for copper. the 8-10 ft. vines yield huge 8" long pods that are packed with giant beans.