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Sem phali, Lima beans - Desi Seeds

Sem phali, Lima beans - Desi Seeds
Nutritional profile. 1 packet contains approximately 35 seeds.
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Description for Sem phali, Lima beans


Phaseolus lunatus is a legume grown for its edible seeds or beans.
Lima bean are two types, bush and pole or vine varieties.
Bush lima bean varieties are ready for harvest from 60 to 80 days from sowing; pole bean varieties are ready for harvest in 85 to 90 days.

Common name(s): butter bean, Theobroma cacao,seim bean,lablab bean
Flower colours: white
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Max reacahble height: 20.00 to 30.00 feet
Difficulty to grow:: easy to grow

Planting and care

They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out. They’ll look like a bundle of sticks on arrival. Note, they are not dead—simply dormant.If you are buying container-grown plants (vs. bare-root plants), plant them by May or early June for best results.

Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil that are loamy sandy and averagely mild can suit its growth.
Water: Medium
Temperature: 65 F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Sem phali

  • To help conserve water, reduce stress, and encourage healthy growth, apply a 2- to 4-inch layer of chopped and shredded leaves, grass clippings, or shredded bark around the base of your plants.
  • Allow about an inch of space between the mulch and the base stem of the plant.

Harvesting

November to january

Typical uses of Sem phali

Special features: Commercially grown pantropically for its seeds/beans. Interesting small ornamental tree for tropical areas.

Culinary use: sem phali green pod is consumed as vegetable and its bean as pulse.

Ornamental use: NA

Medicinal use:

  • it is good for digestive system, relieving constipation, help in weight loss.
  • The sem phalli (pulses) contains good protein.
    Lima beans are an excellent source of molybdenum and a very good source of dietary fiber, copper and manganese.
    Lima beans are good sources of folate, phosphorus, protein, potassium, vitamin B1, iron, magnesium and vitamin B6.

    Note: Use only after consulting the specialist.

 

References

  • https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beans/how-to-grow-lima-beans.htm
  • https://harvesttotable.com/how_to_grow_lima_beans/

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