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Scarlet Runner Bean (Heirloom 80 Days )

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Grown more as an ornamental than as a food crop, the young pods of Scarlet Runner are edible and very nutritious. Vines grow quickly and easily, and should be supported to a height of 8’. Blooms are a radiant, fiery color, somewhere between scarlet and orange and are held in clusters on 12” stems that hold up very well as a cut flower. 

25 seeds



Phaseolus coccineus

Germination: 7-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-75ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: 1” deep 

Starting Indoors: 2-3 weeks before last frost. Sow 1-2 seeds per cell/pot.  Provide 70-80ºF soil temperature. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Transplant after last frost, 8-12" apart.

Sowing Outdoors: After the last frost with soil temperatures above 55-60ºF. Sow 4-6” apart, thin to 8-12". Planting in soil under 60ºF results in poor germination. 

How much does a packet plant: 8-10 foot single row 

Harvest:Young tender snap beans until they become fibrous; steamed, baked, boiled or sautéed. Young seeds can shelled and cooked like lima beans. Dried beans take a long time to cook and can be soaked 6-8 hours before cooking. Add the edible flowers to salads

Tips: Provide support with a trellis, fence or poles. Keep beans harvested to encourage more flowers. Grow in light, well-drained soil, provide adequate, even moisture, especially at flowering time. Dry soil can result in low yields and fibrous pods. Do not over fertilize with nitrogen which results in a surplus of foliage and low, delayed pod growth. Adding inoculant at planting time aids in a larger harvest and more robust plants. 



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Douglas B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
bean growth

fine. beans grew quickly. Flowers were great. No beans yet

Patricia w.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Beautiful Scarlet Runner blooms!

Beautiful bright scarlet blooms, all over the plants. I may have been a little over-zealous in my small garden area, (every single bean I planted came up) but the vines are flourishing. I don't know if we'll eat the beans, but the pollinators like the blooms, and that's what I wanted.

Madelene C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Good service, liked the packaging and into on the seed packet.

Sandra D.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Waiting to see beans

I shared my seeds with my elderly neighbor who lives behind me, she had a nice tall trellis in a large pot and my seeds were perfect, my pot I used bamboo poles tied up, my plant is tipping a bit due to weight. I see my neighbor frequently looking for first bean, hope they come soon, right now they are tall beautiful plants with flowers!

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Linda R.
United States United States
Love these plants

Great experience. I added the seeds to my hanging baskets for pretty trailing plants and plan to pick the beans and eat them as they develop.