This week I picked my 1st mess of sieva lima, "butterbeans." I was pleasantly surprised at the creamy, buttery taste of these pole beans. They remind me of the "butterbeans" that my mom grew when I was a child growing up in the Tarheel State. (NC)
Sieva is a small, productive lima with excellent flavor. The vines aren't rampant like willow leaf lima's and the beans are smaller. They got off to a late start this year (planted June 6) but they generally mature in about 75 days. I've grown a number of lima's and IMO this one is the best.