Lima Bean, Bertha Lowe

  • Sale
  • Regular price $5.00

Quick facts

  • Very rare variety
  • Smokey flavored 
  • Heirloom

Phaseolus lunatus 

Pole Lima.  This highly productive heirloom really impressed us!  We got it from the Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook, who got it from Helen Sheppard, who originally got it from her neighbor, Bertha Lowe.  Betha Lowe said only that it was a "very old variety."  

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


Not rec.

6-17 d.





Direct sow 1" deep near a trellis after all danger of frost has passed. In row spacing is 3" with 8" between rows. Soaking seeds for 2-4 hours can hasten germination time. Planting with bean specific bacterial inoculum may help boost yields, especially if planting where beans have not grown before.

Seed specs:  Packet size: 20 seeds