Beans, Fresh Lima - Shelled

Select well-filled pods with green seeds. Discard insect-damaged and diseased seeds.

Procedure
Shell beans and wash thoroughly.
Hot Pack
Cover beans with boiling water and heat to boil. Fill hot jars loosely, leaving 1-inch headspace. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to pints, 1 teaspoon to quarts, if desired. Fill with boiling water to 1 inch from top. Remove air bubbles, adjust lids and process.
Raw Pack
Fill hot jars loosely with raw beans. Do not press or shake down.
  • Small beans - leave 1-inch of headspace for pints and 1-1/2 inches for quarts.
  • Large beans - leave 1-inch of headspace for pints and 1-1/4 inches for quarts.

Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to pints, 1 teaspoon to quarts, if desired. Add boiling water, leaving the same headspaces listed above. Remove air bubbles, adjust lids and process.

Style of Pack Jar Size Process Time Canner Pressure at "0" ft
11 lb 10 lb
Hot and Raw Pints 40 min 11 lb 10 lb
Quarts 50 min

For processing at above 1,000 ft, see Altitude Adjustments.

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