Big Ole ButterBeans

mrtoad(7b NC)March 4, 2011

in the 50"s i loved to go to my grandmother's for "supper" - she cooked the best butterbeans - big ones - multi colored as i remember - where do i began to look to find these beans - i have "christmas limas" but in my memory there were more colors - maybe she cooked more than one verity �

and I am sure she used "fat back"

thanks for any help you can give me

mr toad

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wertach zone 7-B SC

Could it be speckled butter beans? They have more color before cooking than Christmas limas, but not as big.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2011 at 1:04PM
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zeedman Zone 5 Wisconsin

There are quite a few heirloom limas that are multi-colored, or have a mix of colors. "Rev. Taylor's" has various combinations of red, white, and black. The "Lynch Butterbean" is similar, based upon its description. The Hopi limas have a wide range of colors, but they are probably not the limas you are looking for.

You can find seed for the "Lynch" butterbean at the site below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Clemson University Foundation Seed Program

    Bookmark   March 5, 2011 at 2:43AM
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mrtoad(7b NC)

do some of these heirloom limas have various colors after the cooking -

thanks, mr toad

    Bookmark   March 5, 2011 at 5:43AM
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