This heirloom bean variety is a pole bean that is grown just as much for it’s gorgeous red flowers as for it’s beans. Grow it up a fence or arbor and you will be amazed at the beauty it creates! A must have in every garden.
Bean, Scarlet Runner Bean
$1.50 – $10.95
Bean – Scarlet Runner – Pole
This heirloom bean variety is a pole bean that is grown just as much for its gorgeous red flowers as for its beans. Grow it up a fence or arbor and you will be amazed at the beauty it creates! A must-have in every garden. Hummingbirds and butterflies also love the blooms on this plant and will frequent the plant.
Suggested Planting Requirements: Legumes like a well-drained soil rich in organic matter and a moderate amount of nutrients. Plants should be watered lightly at the time of planting, medium at flowering and heavily throughout harvest time. Despite the warning against transplanting your beans, on our farm we almost always start our seeds in the greenhouse and plant them out. This allows for perfect spacing on our small farm. Depending on your preference you may start indoors for short-season growing, or seed directly once soils have reached at least 48F, after the last frost. If you plant them too soon in cold soil, your seeds will likely rot. Soak beans for 24 hours before planting for expedited germination.
Growing Recommendations: Avoid overhead watering to prevent diseases. The more you pick, the more beans the plant will produce. Checking the plant every few days is a good practice. Space the plants 6- 8″ to provide ample airflow and prevent fungal issues.
Harvesting & Storage: Pick regularly to extend the harvest period. When you have enough beans harvested you can let the remaining beans mature and dry them on the vine to use as shell beans. Fresh pole beans freeze well. Scarlet runner beans get very large very quickly and should be harvested small for the best fresh bean eating.
|Days to Germination:||5-10 +|
|Days to Maturity:||65-70+|
|Height at Maturity:||5’-7’|
|Lighting Requirements:||Full Sun|
Available package: 9 grams (appox. 30 seeds)
|Dimensions||5.00 × 0.10 × 3.00 in|
1lb, 1/2 lb, 9 grams