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Scarlet Runner Bean (Heirloom 80 Days )

Heirloom

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

 

PLANTING

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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03/12/2019
Louise R.
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I recommend this product

MEADE

WELL I NEVER USED IT BUT ONCE AND IT WAS GIVAN TOME SO I WONDERED IF YOU ALL HAVE THIS ALSO

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04/09/2018
Travis R.
United States

Enough snow!

I'm sure the seeds will be great. Inexplicably, there's still 6 inches of snow in my garden so I haven't exactly gotten to try them out yet.

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04/27/2016
Penny G.

I love this bean!

Living in Fort Kent is a challenge when it comes to gardening, and my northern garden wouldn't be complete without the arbor being covered with scarlet runner beans. I start them indoors in individual pots and set them out in mid to late May. The blossoms are not only gorgeous and popular with the hummingbirds, but picked young the beans are very good eating. Leave them on longer and they make great (and beautiful) shell beans. I'm a real fan of this runner bean.