What makes butterbeans different from lima beans?
My mother made both and believe me, there's a difference. I think butterbeans started out dry and lima beans usually came in a can. Butterbeans are white and lima beans are green. Butterbeans are bigger than limas. Butterbeans are yummy and lima beans are...umm..NOT! lol But now that I want to plant some butterbeans, all these websites are telling me it's two different names for the same thing! So I need to hear from a southerner...are they really the same thing prepared differently? Is it worth the trouble of growing butterbeans or should I just buy them (do they have to be spread out and dried and is that a hassle?) What should I be looking for to get those butterbeans I remember? Thank you!