25 Seeds per pack
(Phaseolus coccineus) 65 – 90 days. Snap, Shell or Dry Bean Scarlet Runner Bean is an old heirloom variety that likes cool weather. They have runners or vines that grow from 6 to 18 feet long and have brilliant scarlet orange flowers. These flowers attract hummingbirds and make quite a show on a fence or trellis. Scarlet Runner has stringless pods that are medium green and are filled with black seeds.
Planting Instructions for Scarlet Runner Bean Seeds
Sow Heirloom / Open Pollinated beans 1-2″ deep, 2-6″ apart, in rows 18-36″ apart, in full sun after danger of frost. Soaking bean seeds in water 1-2 hours before planting speeds germination. Germination occurs in 4-16 days in soil 60-85°F. Provide support for heirloom pole bean varieties. For heirloom snap beans, harvest when beans are 3-6″ long. For dry beans, leave pods on plants until pods are dry, brown, and crisp, and beans are hard and rattle in pod, if more drying is needed when danger of frost has arrived, pick pods or pull entire plant and hang upside down to dry further.