Scarlet Runner Bean

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

Runner Beans are perennial beans. They are tolerant of heat, drought, and cool nights. 68 days to snap stage, 115 days to dry shell stage. [Pre-1750. Grown by the early colonists who obtained seed from the Native Americans.] Grown mostly in the U.S. for its brilliant scarlet flowers, which are highly attractive to hummingbirds. 8-12 in. pods contain lovely, mottled reddish-purple beans. Runner beans are eaten as snap beans when pods are small, and can be used as green shelly or dried beans. Dried beans have a nut-like flavor. A great bean for bean tee-pees!

Collections: Seeds

Category: family_legume, kids gardens

Type: Beans & Peas