Runner Beans

Warwick, NY, United States
November 6, 2018
Reached new heights
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

What are the pros? Beautiful flowers, productive

What are the cons? Fall prey to pests and mold


My first time growing runner beans. Of the several varieties I planted these took the cake when it came to height. I planted the whole packet lined up against a 6ft tall fence and had to continuously add poles and string as the vines kept outgrowing them. I think the frost finally killed them at at least 9-10 feet, but I stopped adding additional support and they fell over as they kept growing. Millions of flowers attracted hummingbirds and a lot of bees...and stinkbugs. Horrible year with stinkbugs. Heat causes blooms to all drop and pods to not form. Once August hit they finally started developing pods and I was shelling dry beans daily in October. I shelled a lot of immature beans to cut in half and freeze. Made delicious venison chili with those beans. Bean pattern is beautiful. Dry beans are brown with a white streaky splash, immature beans are grey with a white streaky splash. Did not try to eat as young pods. But the beans were delicious!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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