Artisan Jewelry from Hand Sown and Harvested Organic Heirloom Seeds

Seed of the Month focuses on the heirloom stars of our jewelry designs

Each month, Saverine Creek Heirloom Seed Jewelry focuses on a bean or seed to introduce you to the little beauties around which we center our designs.

August 2018 introduces you to the Ping Zebra Lima Bean Seed

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I acquired this beautiful small lima bean in 2015 from Joseph Simcox, a/k/a "The Botanical Explorer". The Ping Zebra grows in Yunnan province in southwester China, which has a subtropical climate. Although these would best be grown in a greenhouse or the deep south of the U.S., I was determined to give them a try here in Michigan. I started some seeds indoors and direct seeded the rest the first of June. Amazingly, they grew well and dried the beginning of October. These seeds are about the size of a dime, much smaller than the limas most of us are used to. The rusty-red markings on the creamy background make this one of the prettiest seeds in my collection.


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