Fordhook 242 is an heirloom, white seeded, easy to grow bush lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus) that's an All American Selections winner originating from Burpee Seeds. No frills, no fuss, just really productive without much maintenance required. Use immature beans for soups or stir fries, or just lightly blanch with boiling water and salt. Store dried mature beans for future cooking uses.
Fordhook 242 is an annual summer bean crop that can be seeded in late spring. Expect fresh bean production within 65-75 days and dried beans within 90. Plants are cold sensitive, so seed early to ensure production before any substantial frost sets in.