Days To Maturity : 70-90
Germination Days : 7-14
Seed Code : C
Seeds Per Packet : 35
Spacing : 1
Spacing : 6-8
When To Plant : Late spring
20 PKTs Available
Scarlet Runner Bean VBE-2400



Traditional pole runner

with brilliant red edible flowers that attract hummingbirds.

Beautiful climbing on a fence or trellis. Likes a cool, damp climate--perfect for the coast.

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
Vbe 2400+scarlet runner bean

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Scarlet Runner Beans for my guys
on 04/19/12 by Larissa in Central NY

We grow and store lots of beans at our house. We eat green/wax/seed beans fresh, we freeze them we dry them and we can them. I almost never buy them anymore at all. We did 8 varieties last year and are almost out. Our big surprise? You bet...the SCARLIET RUNNERS. These babies were listed as pole beans in a local hardware store and I thought well we try 1 or 2 new things every year. They are NOT pole beans. Having said that, harvesting these beans to eat as fresh green beans was the best. They grew up my corn and from stalk to stalk 3 sisters garden style. we had tons of plump juicy beans dangling everywhere. The beans were tasty treats raw. Yes raw. they tasted closer to a sweet pea pod but with more juice and flesh. My husband and son went crazy over them. After the beans inside were ready for harvest we did not leave enough they were so good they were a brilliant 1 inch pink mottled seed and when dry turned vibrant 1/2 to 3/4 inch purple and mottled.