Christmas Lima Beans (Heirloom)
Christmas Limas (Phaseolus limensis) are related to the lima bean, similar to the giant Peruvian Lima but plumper. This is a large bean with a maroon batik pattern over a creamy background. The Christmas Lima is also known as a Speckled Lima, Butter Bean, or Calico Bean. The bean is 7/8 inch long and maintains its markings after cooking. The bean’s chestnut flavor combined with its festive coloring are the reason for the name Christmas Lima.
Christmas Lima Beans