The Fordhook Lima bean is the finest and largest lima bean. Pods 3 1/4-4 inches long are well filled with plump beans that keep their fresh, buttery flavor canned or frozen. Best yielder of all. Mature in 75 days.Planting guide: After ground has become warm and danger of frost is past, plant in rows 2 to 3 feet apart. Drop seed about every 4 to 6 inches in the row. Plant 1 inch deep if planted in light soil, less in heavy soil.