Scarlet Emperor Runner Bean Seeds

Phaseolus coccineus

20 SEEDS

Scarlet Emperor Runner Bean Seeds

This classic heirloom climbing bean produces long and very flavoursome sweet pods. With good pollination runner beans are very heavy cropping. Dark green leaves and vibrant red flowers make for an extremely attractive addition to any vegetable garden.

For cooking fresh, harvest when pods are approx 15-18cm long and before a true plump seed begins to develop.

Runner beans will grow tall so supporting with a trellis or similar will be needed.  Regular watering, well composted soil and regular picking will have you harvesting for a long period. During the height of summer when temperatures are extreme, morning sun or even part shade can be advantageous as the bright red flowers can drop in hot conditions.

Scarlet Emperor Runner beans will often grow as a perennial and are also known as ‘Seven Year Beans’.

Health & Culinary Notes

  • Very nutritious bean.  High in fibre, protein, folate and vitamin C.
  • Slice, blanch and then freeze for use over winter.
  • Older dried beans are perfect to use in stews, curries and braises

 

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Planting Guide

Seeds per packet

20

Sow

Direct

Depth

2cm

Plant Spacing

20cm

Row Spacing

50cm

Position

Full Sun

Height

200cm

Harvest

80 Days

Cool Climate

Sow in Oct-Jan

Temperate Climate

Sow in Sep-Feb

Hot/Arid Climate

Sow in Sep-Feb

Tropical Climate

Sow in Apr-Jul

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