Alabama Black Eye


A delicious, heirloom lima saved for generations in Alabama. Can be used as a dry bean or as a green shell bean or butterbean.  Technically a lima bean, but commonly called butterbean in the South.   Requires a strong trellis as the vines are vigorous and tall.  Very productive in hot summers.  Tolerates drought well.  Extremely hard to find.  90-100 days.  

Additional information

Weight N/A
Seed Type


Latin Name:

Phaseolus lunatus

Alternate Names

Butter Bean

Plant Type:


Bean Type:

Lima or Butter Bean

Support Needed:



7-14 days


90-100 days


Full Sun

Planting Method:

Direct sow after danger of frost has passed and soil temperature has warmed.

Planting Depth:



Sow seeds 2" apart; thin to 3-4" in rows 18-36" apart

Seed Count

+/- 65 per ounce, 1,050 per pound

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