Runner Bean- Scarlet Emperor
- Delicious long flat green pods
- Attractive scarlet red flowers
Runner beans are a different species to common (French) beans and have some unique characteristics. Frost tender perennial but normally grown as an annual. Attractive fast growing vine with lush green foliage and sprays of scarlet red flowers. Plants produce masses of long, flat, green beans that grow to around 20cm. Beans can be eaten raw when very young and tender, cooked like a common bean when larger or left to mature and used as a dried bean. Young beans have a deliciously sweet and rich flavour. Fast growing and heavy cropping. Very attractive plant; is often grown as an ornamental. Does best in cooler climates. Also known as Seven Year Bean, Scarlet Runner Beans and Multiflora Bean.
How to sow and grow:
|When:||Spring and early summer|
|Germination:||4-7 days @ 16-22°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Frost tender Perennial (grown as an annual in cool climates)|
|Position:||Full sun, well drained soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||70-90 days|
(Product number: X-028_P)
Seeds per gram: 1 seeds
|Botanical name:||Phaseolus coccineus|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||10 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||1|
Runner Bean- Scarlet Emperor29 January 2021The plant itself grows very healthy, but no beans could be harvested from it.
This is a common pollination issue. Please see are article on Runner Beans here: https://www.theseedcollection.com.au/Scarlet-Runner-Beans-How-to-Grow-from-Seed-to-Harvest
Goodlooking plant, not a favourite of the bees5 January 2019This grew beautifully, and I loved the flowers. However, our bees ignored it, meaning no pollination and no beans.