bean identification help please

aiedailJanuary 10, 2014

I found these dried up beans hanging over our fence wall and when i opened the pod these were the seeds inside. they were growing from an abandoned lot. Our fence wall is probably 6 to 7 ft high. If i plant these beans will they be safe to eat? Noob question probably but are all beans safe to eat? I live in the Philippines where it gets a bit cold up to about 10 degrees celsius during this time of the year. idk if that helps in identification.

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fusion_power

Those appear to be lima beans which are edible. They require quite a bit of room to grow properly, I plant mine at 2 to 3 feet apart in the row with 2 seeds per hill.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 5:29PM
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aiedail

Oh cool, thanks fusion_power. Funny, i thought lima beans only came in green or white, haha. Will be planting these beans soon though probably in a container if possible. Thanks for the help!

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 7:35PM
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zeedman Zone 5 Wisconsin

Looks like a nice lima. I wouldn't recommend planting them in a container, though if you have good ground (in full sun) available. Pole limas have a very large root system, they would be stunted in pots.

" I live in the Philippines where it gets a bit cold up to about 10 degrees celsius during this time of the year."

Ah, the tropics. It was -29*C here a few days ago, and it will be at least March before we get up to 10*C. I've been to the Philippines many times, I'll take your "cold" days anytime. ;-) The hot days, not so much.

Mabuhay!

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 1:02AM
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aiedail

Thanks Zeedman. im afraid im going to have to stick to the container as i have no where else to plant them. im just going to have go for a bigger container i guess and hope i get a few beans.

i heard you guys were having a cold front or something. anything under 10*C is way way too cold for my blood so i guess i'll take our "cold" days any time too haha. the hot days aren't so bad you kind of get used to them after being here awhile. it helps if you were born and raised here haha. Mabuhay to you too!

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 5:06AM
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