Very old variety dating back to at least 1840. Large quarter dollar-sized flat beans can be used either as a green shelled bean or a dry bean. Beans will retain their markings after being cooked. Excellent, buttery texture. Plants are very vigorous and can grow 10′ tall. Heavy yields, tolerant of extreme heat.

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Seed Type


Latin Name:

Phaseolus lunatus

Alternate Names

Butter Bean, Chestnut Lima, Calico, Fagioli del Papa

Plant Type:


Bean Type:

Lima or Butter Bean

Support Needed:



7-14 days


75-95 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

+/- 25 per ounce, 405 per pound

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