• Hereboontjies

Phaseolus lunatus

South Africa's very own lima bean variety. Still grown in certain parts of the Cape, this been was named after Jan van Riebeek, who was "Die Here van die Kaap" from 1652-1662. So these beans have a very long history in South Africa.

He apparently 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 at the time to be married and there was no Royal Family on the throne in the Neatherlands 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. http://www.selfsustainable.co.za/the-hereboontjie-a-true-south-african-heirloom/

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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  • Product Code: 21-LS331
  • Availability: In Stock
  • R36.00

  • Ex Tax: R36.00

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