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Scarlet Runner Bean
Scarlet Runner Bean Flowers
Scarlet Runner Bean
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Scarlet Runner
60 to 90 Days — This heirloom variety was grown as early as 1750. It is a very vigorous grower and good producer. The vines can grow to eighteen feet. Although it is often planted for its ornamental beauty, hummingbird and pollinator insect attractor, it is good young as a snap bean or mature as a shelled or dry bean. The seeds are large and purple, sometimes lavender, mottled with black. Each ounce is approximately 25 to 30 seeds.
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I love this bean! I love that I can use it at any time. The flowers are great in salads or even for decoration on a cake. I love them as snap beans as well. The mature beans are very large and beautiful, though they go white when cooked. To me they taste kind of similar to white beans as well, although nearly four times the size. No problems with disease or pests except for a few leafminers, which seem to go after all of my summer plants. Not nearly as much as on my pepper plants. They climb forever. When mine got to the top of the trellis, they continued onto the tree branches nearby.
Reviewed by: Amber Schooley from Southern California. on 9/8/2014
Fantastic Bean!
We have a tepee-like bean tower that was left in the barn when we bought our 100+ year old house. The Scarlet Runner Beans quickly filled the tower, produced small beautiful flowers that attracted many hummingbirds. As fresh beans, these are good when picked very young. Scarlet Runners shine as dried beans! They are very meaty and filling. Excellent used in soup and baked beans.
Reviewed by: Cathy Kopp from Burbank, Ohio. on 6/21/2013
Amateur Gardener
Grew really tall >10' and produced a really long time. Pods a somewhat flat, but flavorful and snapped easily. Later, beans finally formed beautiful purple seeds that I dried for ornamentation. Flowers were a little small but pretty and did attract hummingbirds.
Reviewed by: Ed Wright from auburn NY zone 5. on 12/23/2010
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