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Limka Bean Organic

Limka Bean Organic


75-80 days. Romano-type beans have an edge on other beans when it comes to flavor, and Limka is a perfect example. This vigorous grower produces meaty, flat pods that are sweet and delicious. Maintaining their crisp texture even at enormous sizes, we enjoyed their snappy crunchiness anywhere from 6-9 inches long. The space-saving, climbing plants are robust growers and adaptable to a wide variety of growing conditions. White seeds.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 55 seeds per ounce.
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per ounceFertilizer Needs
60-85°F8-161"4"2-4"18-36"80%2-3 yearsListed per varietyLow

Phaseolus vulgaris Rich and flavorful beans are fiber-packed veggies that promote digestive health and are excellent sources of antioxidants that scavenge free radicals in the body. They are also nitrogen-fixing legumes; beans gather nitrogen from the air and load it into the soil to feed future crops.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Beans are shallow rooted and can require up to 1/4 inch of water a day during hot weather
• Optimum soil pH is 5.5-6.5, mildly acidic
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• Coat seed with inoculant to increase yields

Direct Sowing
• One ounce of seed plants 12-15 row feet, 1/2 pound for 100 row feet
• Grow Pole, Runner, and Yard Long beans on trellises

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Mexican bean beetles, bean weevils, cucumber beetles, spider mites
Insect control: Pyrethrin
Common diseases: See chart below
Disease prevention: Avoid wetting the foliage, remove plants at end of the year, 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Ready for harvest about 2 weeks after bloom
• Pick when pods are nearly full size and seeds are still small
• Harvest every 3-5 days to increase yields
• Store at 40-45°F and 95% relative humidity

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A* | Anthracnose
BB | Bacterial Blight
BBS | Bacterial Brown Spot
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
BMV | Bean Mosaic Virus
CTM | Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
HB | Halo Blight
PM | Powdery Mildew
PMV | Pod Mottle Virus
R | Common Rust
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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Limka pole beans
Oct 11, 2019  |  By Debra
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Plant them in June in PA and they do better. Cover with a cloth until plants emerge to keep birds from eating the seeds. They were productive until October and had a wonderful beany taste. Pick them before the beans in the pod get big and when the color is nice and green for best results. I will buy again.
Feb 4, 2019  |  By Doug Spittler
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I found these beans to be tasty, but should be harvested when small. The larger the pods get, the woodier they get until finally, you'll be spitting out a mouthful of chewed toothpicks! Taste of young beans is very good, so I'll try them again and just harvest sooner.
Aug 27, 2016  |  By Bonny
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Very prolific plants producing well through the heat. At first I tried to harvest very small pods but it really didn't matter because they stayed sweet and tender and developed even more flavor as they got larger.