An ancient heirloom runner bean dating as far back as the mid-1600s and first recorded by German botanist Michael Titus in his Catalogues Plantarum.
This rare runner bean produces masses of gorgeous blooms ranging in color from tangerine to cherry red, making this edible ornamental pole bean
irresistible to hummingbirds! Pods are much shorter than other runner beans; immature pods can be eaten just like sugar snap peas. The stout pods yield
just 2-3 beans per shell. Pretty plump beans that change from pink to purple, and then to a pure ebony-black. Fantastic used like a kidney bean, cooking
down to a creamy texture.