Over the past several years a number of people have generously given me seed of pole lima bean varieties that they have grown and maintained.  In some cases these varieties have been grown by the family for more than 100 years.  As part of the Lima Bean Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) grant we will be using DNA sequencing techniques to learn more about a diverse collection of lima bean varieties.  Some of the pole lima bean varieties that are pictured below will be included in that analysis.

seed of twenty pole lima landraces

Pole lima bean varieties that have been donated to the University of Delaware Lima Breeding Program