Looking For A Particular Climbing Lima

BlueJay-77(5)February 17, 2013

Back in the 1980's a member of the Seed Savers Exchange sent me a Lima called Butterscotch Lima. It was patterend just like the Christmas lima, and the seed was approximately the same size, except the markings on the seed was a beautiful burnt orange coloring. Thus the name Butterscotch. No one in SSE's annual yearbook lists the variety anymore, and I've spent some time making a database of SSE's bean accessions. My list contains over 2,500 of SSE's beans, and not a single lima named Butterscotch. Just thought I would ask here just in case anyone grows a lima or butterbean that might fit this description.

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Russ, this reminds me of Golden Lima. It was once thought to be a cross between a Lima and a common bean. They are butterscotch colored and look like a Lima but they are a common bean. Very fine shelly and dry bean. The version that I grow is called Dolloff. - Dick

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 6:21PM
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Hi Dr.Lloyd, I have grown the Golden Lima also back in the 80's and your correct Golden Lima is a P. Vulgaris. The bean I had was large seeded and very flattened like Christmas and has the same markings but a real rich burnt orange coloring of the markings. It may even be possible that someone had sent me a P. Lunatis outcross of that coloring, and I have simply forgotten. When I look into the history portion of the SSE online yearbook. I don't find a listing that Butterscotch Lima was ever listed by anyone.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 11:40AM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Hi Russ, did they look anything like Hopi Yellow or Hopi Orange limas?


    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 12:04PM
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