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Bean, Scarlet Runner Pole

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Pretty flowers and fantastic beans all in one.

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Scarlet Runner is an ornamental and edible climber or trailer. It bears large, showy sprays of bright scarlet flowers, followed by loads of slender pods about 8" long. Young pods can be used as snap beans or can be allowed to mature for shelled fresh use or dried for winter. GARDEN HINTS: Keep beans picked for continuous bearing; shell mature pods and use as dried beans.
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Days To Maturity null

70-115 days

Fruit Size null

8 inches

Sun Light Requirements

Full Sun

Spread null

18 inches

Height null

6-9 feet

Sow Method null

Direct Sow

Planting Time null

Spring, Summer

Sow Time null

After Last Frost

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6 inches

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  • Days To Maturity
    70-115 days
    Fruit Size
    8 inches
    Full Sun
    18 inches
    6-9 feet
    Sow Method
    Direct Sow
    Planting Time
    Spring, Summer
    Sow Time
    After Last Frost
    6 inches
    Life Cycle
  • Bean, Scarlet Runner Pole is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this bean These bean plants climbed to at least 6 feet and produced tons of flowers within a couple months of planting. They did take a long time to produce beans after flowering, but that was okay because I used the flowers as garnishes and in salads. I used the green beans as a side dish, in salads and stir fries, and as a treat for my dogs. I also love them as a shell bean. I have cooked them as both young shell beans and as mature beans. The mature beans have a beautiful pattern even when cooked, although much of the color goes out. The taste reminds me a little of white beans, but much larger.
    Date published: 2014-09-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from no fruit My beans have grown past the top of a 12 foot high net and have lots of red flowers but no fruit. Is it the weather, the deer repellent or something else?
    Date published: 2013-07-27
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a good climber Every pole bean I have ever grown climbs and climbs. This one hasn't climbed any more than two and a half feet. I am very very disappointed. They have excellent soil and light, there is just no excuse for poor performance.
    Date published: 2012-07-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful display in my garden. I have these planted several places in my garden and they are as interesting and beautiful. The blooms themshelves are a very vibrant red and have their own stalks seperate from the main vine. They also attract bees and butterflies. I have picked a few pods that are 4-5" to use for snap beans, but I havent had a chance to cook them yet. The pods are also a little furry, so Im anxious to see what they do when I prepare them.
    Date published: 2012-05-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Flowers This is the first time my son and I have grown pole beans. I made a teepee out of eight foot poles and he planted three beans at the foot of each (4) poles. The beans grew quickly and have flowered profusely. My son would go out every morning and have me pick a bunch of flowers for the breakfast table (he's only three, so he couldn't reach the flowers.) For the last few weeks we have had extremely high temps in our area, so the flowers are scarce. But the 8 ft green teepee still looks nice. We will plant these again next year.
    Date published: 2011-08-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runner Beans I grew up in UK and my mother always grew these runner beans in our back garden. I've never been able to purchase at the supermarket since moving to US 30 years ago, so when I saw them offered at Burpee's website I jumped at the chance to grow in my American backyard. Like the previous writer in NC the runner beans are much better and more tender when the weather begins to cool, towards the end of August in Penna. I've grown these beans for 2 years now. In the height of the summer the beans were really tough and stringy and didn't produce much fruit, but once the weather cooled they were abundant. The flowers also attracted hummingbirds, always a welcome sight in the garden. I also got 2 years crops from one seed packet, just keep the left over seeds in the refridgerator until the next growing season, and don't forget to soak the beans in water before direct sowing. To cook runner beans - slice on the diagonal (French cut) and boil in salted water - yum.
    Date published: 2011-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty and Productive The scarlet flowers are gorgeous and attracted hummingbirds to my vegetable garden. Pick them young for cooking, freezing or canning, or use the more mature pods to provide big beautiful pink beans for drying or coking fresh. I plan to grow them again this season.
    Date published: 2010-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not for a hot climate I couldn't understand why the flowers and young beans kept aborting -- so I did some research and found these beans grow best in a cooler climate (duh!) I grew up in merry Old England, and we always grew these beans each summer, so naturally I wanted to try some here in my North Carolina garden. However, once the cooler fall weather came along, the beans started producing like crazy, so I got to enjoy the taste of my youth after all. The humming birds and bees enjoyed the nectar from the flowers :)
    Date published: 2008-01-12
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