A heavy yielder, easy to shell, and is a reliable producer in hot, humid areas.Christmas Limas are related to the lima bean, similar to the giant Peruvian Lima but plumper. This is a large bean with a maroon batik pattern over a creamy background. The Christmas Lima may be referred to as a speckled lima or butter bean. The bean is 7/8 long and maintains its markings after cooking. The bean's chestnut flavor combined with its festive coloring are the reason for the name Christmas Lima.