Rare American Heirloom from 1883
King of the Garden is a favorite that produces 10-15 cm pods with cream-colored seeds. This vigorous, vine-type lima bean variety clings well to poles and does not require staking to grow. It sets pods from the very bottom of the vine and will bear beans until frost. The large beans are good for freezing, canning and eating fresh. Limas can be used fresh when beans fill the pod, or they can be left to dry in the pod to be used as dried beans.
Scientific Name: Phaseolus lunatus
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 16 °C
Germination time in days: 4-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 90 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: rich, sandy well drained
Sowing and cultivation: Sow seeds at 2.5-3 cm depth after all danger of frost has passed. Space seeds about 10 cm apart in rows that are 70 cm apart.