Christmas Lima Bean

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Christmas Lima Bean Historically, gastronomic accounts date the Christmas Lima Bean to the 1840s when it was especially popular in the southwestern region of the US. The bean, which is often called the chestnut Lima because of it similarity in taste to the nut, is a large—quarter sized—white, flat seed with maroon spots and swirls. These intricate burgundy designs remain on the bean once it is cooked.

The Christmas Lima has a full-bodied, nutty, chestnut taste and the texture of baked potatoes. It is used in both its mature green state as a shelled Lima for eating fresh, freezing or canning as well as used dried, cooked into stews and casseroles. The Christmas Lima is very successful in the high desert environments of the southwest. They are hardy, heat tolerant and very productive—a bean known for its yield and versatility.


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the Red Windmill

  Louisville, KY

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Z Food Farm

  Lawrenceville, NJ

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  Pleasant Plain, OH

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Wild Rose Ranch

  Santa Rosa, CA

At Wild Rose Ranch we grow a diverse variety of vegetables and fruit in our one acre hand cultivated garden and on an additional 1.5 acres of cultivated fields on Sonoma Mountain. Our gardening practices and values focus on the health and development of the soil and the garden as a natural ecosystem. (more...)


Wild Persimmon Farm

  Greensboro, NC

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