Traditional pole runner
with brilliant red edible flowers that attract hummingbirds.
Beautiful climbing on a fence or trellis.
Large beans with a unique flavor as green beans when young (cook a bit longer than other types) or as a big, mild shelly bean. When mature, the large beans are mottled in beautiful shades of purple and black. Cooked, they retain their shape and have a mild "potato" flavor and texture (served as cold salad in Italy). Perennial in frost-free areas.
BOTANICAL NAME: Phaseolus coccineus
Plant seed 6" apart directly into the garden in well composted soil, after all danger from frost has passed. Keep well watered (or apply mulch to control moisture). Keep well cultivated, but weed shallowly to avoid the roots. Plant in succession to have a continuous supply. Plants mature at 9 weeks-harvest the beans as "green beans" or let mature further for dry beans.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: W /Matures 9+/Harvest 12/ Spacing 6-8"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Tolerates winter cold, Perennial