Organic Scarlet Runner Bean - Phaseolus coccineus
This heirloom variety dates back to as early as 1750 in the seed trade and much earlier as a Native crop. A versatile plant that offers a use in every stage of its life. Traditionally cultivated for the rich tasting dry bean, this unique looking variety is also enjoyed young as a snap bean or shelled. The seeds begin green, slowly turn bright pink, then specked dark red as they mature. The Scarlet Runner is also commonly grown for its beautiful brilliant red ornamental and edible flowers that bloom throughout the summer; a favorite among hummingbirds, butterflies, chefs and gardeners alike. Picking the flowers for use, promotes continual flowering.
With vines growing up to 12’, this spirited bean can be grow on garden arches, corn, fences, trellises or bamboo canes. Unlike many beans it does well in cool weather.
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