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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; 55 per ounce.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Kristin W.
Our favorite pole bean this year in western PA

My neighbor and I landed a community garden plot where we had more space and sun this year than we had in our gardens at home. We grew a bunch of varieties of pole beans, and Limka is our favorite. We try to keep up and pick them at a good size, but even when they get huge, they remain tender and non stringy. The flavor is excellent, with a subtle sweetness. They are also extremely productive, a winner in every way. We like our other beans, too, it's just that the Limka beans are the bean discovery of the season. We also are growing Rattlesnake, Fortex, Sunshine, Northeaster, and some others that I forget. Limka is our favorite, with Rattlesnake taking a close 2nd.

Melissa E.
A new forever fan of the delicious Limka bean

This was my first year planting these seeds and all of the seeds came up. It was so easy! And they grew up and over my arbor beautifully. We harvested at 6 to 9"� and cut them in pieces, blanched 3 min, then sautéed quickly with butter garlic salt and pepper. They are so tender and delicious!! I might have to get a second arbor for next year. :) highly recommend

Favorite bean!

Always have a large harvest with this bean. They are delicious even at a larger size!

Leslie B.
Poor germination

I planted this three times, starting in mid-May in Oregon, twice outdoors and the third time indoors with a grow light and heating pad. Only two seeds out of the entire packet sprouted. The regular green beans, Malibu, did great. Perhaps this was a bad batch, but I probably will try something else next year.

Soil Temp for Germ 60–85°F
Seed Depth 1"
Seed Spacing 2–4"
Days to Emergence 8–16
Thin Plants to 4"
Row Spacing 18–36"
Fertilizer Needs Low
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Ounce Listed per variety
Seed Life 2–3 years

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

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 the 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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