Phaseolus lunatus

South Africa's very own lima bean variety. Still grown in certain parts of the Cape, this bean was named after Jan van Riebeeck, who was "Die Here van die Kaap" from 1652-1662.

The story goes that he sent these beans over to "the Queen" as these were the only beans that "she" would eat. The Queen in question is unknown as King William the III was too young to be married and there was no Royal Family on the throne in the Netherlands at the time; they were ruled by Stadholders and not royalty at that juncture in history.

For more history on the Hereboontjie, please have a look at this fascinating post.

Standard packet contains approx. 25 seeds

Petite packet contains approx. 10 seeds

Using Beanflo-Rhizobium bacteria when planting your bean seed is the most cost effective way of putting nitrogen fixing bacteria into your soil, creating healthier soil for a more productive harvest.

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