The Fordhook 242 Lima Bean is a full sized lima bean. It is all Heirloom and Non-GMO. Will do great in the heat; and if you forget to water, this variety will keep producing the pods which will have 3 to 5 lima beans in them. You can eat fresh or wait until they are dried. You will want to plant about a 5 foot row for each person in your family. Plant them about 4 inches apart. The Fordhook 242 Lima Bean is a bush bean, so no need for support. Happy growing!!!