Bean Pole Runner Scarlet Emperor HEIRLOOM Seeds

Bean Pole Runner Scarlet Emperor HEIRLOOM Seeds

Phaseolus coccineus

Item #0244

Annual. With such magnificent clusters of rich, red, and edible flowers, this variety is predominantly used as a flowering screen, vine, or fence cover. Little known is that this runner bean has an extremely rich, sweet flavor when picked young; can be shelled for green or dried beans when pods mature.

This packet sows one large teepee, or one five-foot row. Instructions inside packet on how to build a bean teepee.

Days to Emerge:
4-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
2 seeds
every 6”

Row Spacing:

When 1” tall
thin to 1
every 6”

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is 70º–80ºF. Successive Sowings: Every 7 to 14 days up to 90 days before first fall frost. NOTE: In very hot summer areas, sow as recommended above but skip the heat of summer as daytime temperatures consistently above 90ºF will cause bean flowers to drop off (no bean formation).

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: If harvested as a snap bean, harvest runner beans very young. They are ready to pick when the pod “snaps” or breaks in half cleanly This is when seeds have just begun to form and the pods are 4" - 6" long. Hold stem with one hand and the pod with the other hand to avoid pulling off branches which may continue to produce. At season’s end, plants are great compost material if not diseased.

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