Butter beans or lima beans? Probably depends on where you come from. No matter what you call them, they are yummy! This heirloom variety is from 1885, and was orignally found growing along a Virginia roadside.The bushy 2 foot high plants bear loads of pods, 3-4 small creamy white seeds per pod. Early maturity and widely adapted. An old favorite, good fresh, canned, or frozen. #14104 Packet (14g) about 76 seeds. 72 days. Phaseolus lunatu.Family: Legumes.