Dixie Butterpea Lima Bean Seeds (M) 1/4 lb Image

Dixie Butterpea Lima Bean Seeds


Savory butterpeas in record yields

White, rounded, pea-sized beans are succulent and rich.

75 days from direct-sowing.

Bursting with flavor, the pure white seeds of Dixie Butterpea lima beans combine meaty taste with succulent texture. Arising on vigorous, high-yielding plants, they are a delicious alternative to the classic Fordhook lima for rich flavor!

Best picked young for extra-succulent flavor, Dixie Butterpea is a baby lima that grows on a bush-habit plant that reaches about 2 feet high and needs no support to hold up its big bounty of beans. The yields are very high of these mid-sized pods (about 2½ to 3 inches long), which each contain 3 to 4 white seeds. A gourmet treat!

Bush lima beans produce earlier than pole varieties. Direct-sow the seeds in spring, after the soil has warmed, spacing the plants about 8 inches apart for dense coverage. Like all legumes, Dixie Butterpea is a nitrogen-fixing plant, so after harvest be sure to chop up the plant and plow it back into the soil. It will work wonders for next year's crops!


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Genus Phaseolus
Species limensis
Variety Dixie Butterpea
Days To Maturity 75
Fruit Color White
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 24 in
Additional Characteristics Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Soil Builder
Harvest Season Early Fall, Late Summer, Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Outdoor

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March 18, 2013

Best thing in the garden

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I like everything about this product from its growing habit to its taste..I only hate that it is hard to come by and now it is sold out here.

willie rhodes fess from IN

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