- 90 days.
- Climbing habit
- Package contains approximately 50 Scarlet Runner Bean Seeds
- Germination: 5 to 8 days at 70 to 85 F. This is an edible ornamental plant.
This decorative, vining runner bean produces beautiful red flowers that will keep blooming as long as you pick the beans. The vines extend past 10 feet long and grow well on strong trellises or fences. Butterflies and hummingbirds will be attracted to the flowers. Eat the beans when they are young for snap beans, or shell and cook them as lima beans.
Read more about Scarlet Runner Beans in this blog post!
Pole beans are known for their high yields for the amount of space needed. These beans are grown up a tall support and are easy to harvest.
Planting, Growing, and Harvesting:
Once the danger of frost is passed, plant seeds directly in the ground outside. If the temperature is too cold (under about 60F) the plant may suffer, causing poor germination and yield. Prepare some kind of support (such as a trellis, a fence, poles, etc) for the bean plants to grow on. Plant in full sun, taking care not to block other plants from sunlight with the bean supports.
Plant the seeds in well-drained, fertile soil. Keep the ground moist until germination occurs.
To harvest, pick the green beans when they grow about 5" long. For shell beans, allow the pods to mature on the vine, then dry.
Recipes/How to Use:
Beans can be used in many ways, both green and dry. They are great in soups, salads, casseroles, and more.