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.