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State Half Runner Bean (Heirloom 60 Days)

Heirloom 1800’s

To stake or not to stake – that is the question for State. By definition, half runner beans are halfway between bush and pole types. Vines grow to 3’ and will climb but staking is not essential. Beans are relatively short – 4”– but yields are heavy and last over a long period. 

50 seeds



Phaseolus vulgaris

Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures are 70-85ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: 1” deep 

Outside Sowing: After the last frost with soil temperatures above 60ºF.  Sow 3- 4” apart for trellis/pole growth. Planting in soil under 60ºF results in poor germination. 

How much does a packet plant: 12-foot single row 

Harvest: Before the seeds bulge and beans snap easily. Pick continually every 2-3 days to prolong production.

Tips: 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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Judy D.
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State Half Runner Green Beans - Bountiful Harvest

Ordered 8 seed packets (50 seed per packet). 98% germination rate. So far have harvested 5 - five gallon buckets, and canned 67 quarts of tasty beans.

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Half Runner Beans

These beans were great! Once germinated, they grew quicker than my Ky Wonder & Blue Lake plants that were bigger. Prolific producers. I could pick a mess every 2-3 days during June & July. The flavor was delicious and not stringy. I’ve already purchased more for next year’s garden.


Pinetree Garden Seeds

Thank you for your feedback Tracey! The State Half Runner is a wonderful bean! Happy Gardening! Deby

Chris B.
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Awesome beans great flavor

Shopping experience was great will definitely buy from pintree again. Great products best we've found in long rime

Anthony A.
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Half runner beans

Great, fast service. The beans came up really good.

J b.

Excellent beans

These beans are flavorful and the Harvest is plentiful. We’ve canned 6 bushels already, sold 6 more, that more than paid for the beans at $45.00 a bushel and the beans are still coming. We haven’t hardly had any of the flat fibrous beans that you get with a lot of the gmo beans. They are also up there with some other heirloom white halfrunners that we’ve been growing for a few years