Mexican Black Lima
Someone on this list gave me seeds for a Mexican Black Lima. They were older seeds and of the 15 I planted 4 plants came up. Three of those were mowed down by the mower and one survived. The remaining plant took so long to start growing, I gave up and threw the info out. I more or less gave up on the plant but left it alone because it wasn't in my way. It was planted about May 1. It eventually grew to a spread of about 14 feet, 7 in both directions. Each branch and ofshoots produced multiple flower stalks. Each flower stalk produced multiple beans. Each pod producted 3 to 5 seeds.
I am allowing pods to dry on the plant. I am starting to pull pods once they have dried and can see the plant will produce enough seeds for replanting plus a nice mess for my DH and myself. They are a pretty seed and it will be interesting to see how they taste. If the taste is acceptable than I'll grow a row next year. 6 plants would probably produce enough limas to last us a year. But, it has taken 5 months to produce a crop which is a long time.