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Scarlet Runner Beans

€2,95 EUR

A runner bean from as far back as the 1800's

Scarlet runner bean is an heirloom pole bean variety said to originate from Central America that has been a favorite of gardeners for centuries. The scarlet runner bean is grown not only for its small green shell beans or snap pods but also for its strikingly beautiful red crimson flowers growing on strong dark green vines that will bring a fabulous touch of color to your garden. The dried beans turn to wonderful black and purple color. The scarlet runner beans will produce lima type beans that will do well in cool climates. The large beans are good for freezing, canning and eating fresh. Limas can be used fresh when beans fill the pod, or they can be left to dry in the pod to be used as dried beans. Please note 7 seeds in packets. Seeds are quite large.

Scientific Name: Phaseolus coccineus

Plant Life Cycle: hardy annual, can be grown as perennial

Optimal Germination Temperature: 16 °C

Germination time in days: 4-10 days

Indicative Days to maturity: 90 days

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil requirement: rich, sandy well drained

Sowing and cultivation: Sow seeds at 2.5-3 cm depth after all danger of frost has passed. In short season regions, it is advised to sow seeds 6 weeks before the last frost date to ensure they reach maturity. Space seeds about 10 cm apart in rows that are 70 cm apart.