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Scarlet Runner Bean (25 seeds) (RB101) $3.00
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Scarlet Runner Bean

         
 
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80 days. Used by native Americans, large, beautiful, vigorous vines grow over 10’. Flowers are very ornamental, in clusters of the brightest scarlet. Good for snap, shell or dry beans. The huge seeds are very colorful, violet-purple mottled in black. These beans like fairly cool weather.

 
Scarlet Runner Bean
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 11
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

90.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Rochelle
Location:
Hill, NH, United States
Date:
February 26, 2015
          5.0
 
Yummy beans and pretty plants
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Beauty of plant on a teepee

What are the cons? Looks ratty in Autumn

Review:

I grew these last year. Unfortunately I did not grow enough. The mature beans were really delicious. They had a buttery flavor and cooked to the color of pinto beans. The beans are huge, but they cook just as easily as others. The plants needed lots of water to sprout.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
IAgardener
Location:
Lockridge, IA
Date:
December 22, 2014
          5.0
 
Beautiful Will Plant again
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very Pretty

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is a beautiful runner bean, the flowers are gorgeous. I received numerous complements on how pretty the flowers were on this plant. I didn't harvest the beans, so cannot comment on that. Great germination, easy to care for plants.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jonathan
Location:
Milan, IL
Date:
December 21, 2014
          5.0
 
Hummingbird Magnet
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific, heavy producer

What are the cons? Not great past 3-4 inches

Review:

We planted these out and they were quick to come up. They started producing hundreds and hundres of bright red/orange flowers right away, but they were slow to set beans, maybe due to lack of pollinators. Once they showed up, they were there to stay! Many bees and hummingbirds everywhere, thousands of flowers. The vines are so vigorous, they broke our stakes! Make sure they are staked well. The quality of the beans drops considerably after 3-4 inches, making them a bean you need to pick young if you want green beans. Large beans are very rough and have tough strings, making them inedible (at least for us). However, they make a fine shelling bean after that, pretty purple/black and are great in soups.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
ColoradoLeo
Location:
Longmont, CO
Date:
May 16, 2014
          5.0
 
Hummers attracted
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? gorgeous,prolific, EZ growth,

What are the cons? none

Review:

Planted these when local CSA had flocks of hummers attracted to these vines & their zinnias. Sure enough, attracted'em to our yard. Long vines, traveled anywhere, some too high for me to reach for harvesting! Tasty creamy beans were a perk!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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22 out of 23 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jen g
Location:
Novato, CA
Date:
August 13, 2013
          4.0
 
Vigorous and tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Vigor, beauty, ease

What are the cons? Rough texture

Review:

These took a bit of time to really take off. I think I had a problem with slugs that lead me to reseeding some. Once they took off, there was no stopping them. For ease of harvesting, grow on trellises or heavy duty poles in a single row, not in pyramids or multiple rows. Even at six inches long, the skins are rough and turned the kids off for eating as a green bean. The flavor and texture otherwise are good. Because I have other beans and other veggies to fill up on, we are saving these now for dried beans instead of fresh. I may still grow them next year as a fresh bean, as they are so very productive and vigorous.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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