Fordhook 242 Lima Bean Seeds
  • Fordhook 242 Lima Bean Seeds
  • Fordhook 242 Lima Bean Seeds

Fordhook 242 Lima Bean Seeds

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Fordhook Means "Lima Beans!"

This AAS winner sets the standard for flavor and yields!

Genus: Phaseolus
Species: limensis
Variety: Fordhook 242
Days To Maturity: 75
Fruit Color: Green
Habit: Mound-shaped
Additional Characteristics: Edible, Award Winner, Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Heirloom, Soil Builder
Harvest Season: Early Summer, Late Summer, Mid Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,  well-drained
Resistance: Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Normal,  loamy
Uses: Outdoor, Beds, Cuisine

75 days from direct-sowing.

No wonder gardeners and fine diners have trusted Fordhook 242 to be THE lima bean for the family table all these years! These vigorous plants bear heavy yields of large-seeded pods stuffed with plump, succulent beans. There is simply no more flavorful, reliable bush lima bean for eating fresh, canning, or freezing!

Fordhook 242 sets pods 3½ to 4 inches long, packed with 3 to 5 plump, succulent white seeds. Excellent for freezing or canning, these seeds are also fabulous for fresh eating, with a rich nutty flavor that everyone loves.

Introduced in the 1940s, Fordhook continues to be America's favorite. It is faster to finish than most other lima beans by a week or more, and the quality of the crop is just incomparable. No wonder it won an All-America Selection award all those years ago, and is still going strong today!

Bush lima beans produce earlier than pole varieties and need no support. They do, however, need warm growing conditions, so sow the seeds outdoors after the soil has warmed in spring. (Resist the temptation to begin the seeds early indoors. Beans don't like to be transplanted.)

In the garden, space the plants 8 inches apart, and harvest when the pods are plump yet still fresh. After all the beans have been harvested, be sure to chop up the plant and plow it back into the soil. Beans are nitrogen-fixers in the soil, greatly improving the quality of your garden performance for next season!

Fordhook 242 Lima Bean Seeds

Superior Germination Through Superior Science

Park's Superior Seeds Park Seed's humidity- and temperature-controlled seed storage vault Park Seed offers some of the highest-quality vegetable and flower seeds available in the industry, and there are a number of reasons for this.

First of all, we have humidity- and temperature-controlled storage, and we never treat any of our seeds with chemicals or pesticides. Nor do we ever sell GMO's (genetically modified seeds), so you always know the products you're buying from us are natural as well as safe for you and the environment.

Superior Standards - University Inspected

Testing seeds against minimum germination standards To make sure we are providing the best seed product possible and that our customers will get the highest number of seedlings from every packet, we conduct our own germination testing and have quality-control measures in every stage of our seed-handling operation. We hold ourselves to standards that are at or above federal and state standards, including testing specific crops more frequently than recommended by federal guidelines. And in order to maintain our organic certification, we welcome Clemson University to inspect us annually to make sure our organic seeds, which are stored and processed separately, are being handled properly.

Hand Packed By Experienced Technicians

Park Seed has been handling and packing vegetable and flower seeds for 145 years, a history that has given us a great understanding of how each variety should be cared for and maintained throughout every step of theprocess, from collection to shipping.

When packing our seeds, the majority are actually done by hand (with extreme care!), and we often over-pack them, so you're receiving more than the stated quantity.

The Park Seed Gold Standard

Park Seed's exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil seed packets And many of our seeds are packed in our exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil packets, which are lined to keep moisture out, so the seeds stay fresher for longer. We carefully pack very tiny or fragile seeds in crush-proof vials to ensure safe delivery to your home. Some of the small seeds are also offered as "pellets" (have a clay coating) to make sowing and growing easier.

When it comes to the kinds of seeds we offer, we are constantly seeking something new and provide many unique and hard-to-find varieties from all around the world. Our on-staff horticulturists are ready and available to share their expertise to help you with the success of these seeds, so you can grow a beautiful and productive garden!

How do I place an order?

​​Now our shopping cart is working quite properly, so you are welcome to place orders online, if you find the seed(s) you are looking for. If you cannot find what you are looking for from our online store, or the quantity you want is not available, please contact us by email ([email protected]). We are ready to source plants seeds online for you from China.

Payment and Shipping

At the moment, the easiest way of payment for us is Paypal. If you dont have paypal, you can also contact us for possibility of other options like Western Union, Bank trasnfer etc.
We ship seeds via Express Mail Service of Chinese Post Office. This takes around 7-30 days to reach most countries in the world. Please notice us if you want to use different way of shipping. But kindly be aware that international currier like DHL, UPS, Fedex, TNT cannot ship seeds easily from China. So normally we dont use their service for plant seeds for sale online delivery.

Returns & Refunds

If seeds fail to leave China, we will refund your payment 100%. But if seeds fail to reach you due to customs problem on your side which we were not informed in advance, we will not be able to bear any loss, and no refund will be made.
We sell only viable plants seeds online, and test germination of our seeds from time to time. So we will not be able to refund for seeds that clients fail to germinate, unless we are convinced that it's truly problem of our seeds.
Our mission is to supply fresh and true seeds from China. If any Plant seeds for sale online from us turn out to be wrong ones, we will refund you 100%.


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