Also known as Brazilian broad bean, Coffee bean, Chicksaw lima bean, Ensiform bean, Jack Bean, Mole bean, Overlook bean, Pearson bean, Pig bean, and wonder bean. Perennial in USDA zones 10-12.
|Requirements||Tolerant of most soil types and pH and can grow in saline soil. Full sun to partial shade.|
|Zones||Perennial in USDA zones 10-12|
|Life Cycle||Perennial usually grown as an annual.|
|Uses||edible (seeds, pods)*, medicinal*, utility (fungicide)|
|Notes||Seeds must be boiled thouroughly (2-3 changes of water) to destroy toxins. Pollinated by insects. Plants are self fertile.|
|Breed Status||Open Pollinated|
|Seed Storage||Store seeds cold and dry (34-41 degrees F). Ususal seed life is 1-2 years.|
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