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Sunset Runner Bean (25 seeds) (RB109) $3.50
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Sunset Runner Bean

         
 
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65-70 days. Runner beans are all attractive enough for flower gardens or patios, but this one is in a class by itself: Luminous peach to shell-pink blossoms are absolutely unique in our experience. Vines to 6 feet or so are covered in due course with cascades of runner bean pods, equally wonderful whether used as snaps fresh, canned or frozen, or as shell beans. Lovely!
 
Sunset Runner Bean
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Craiggles
Location:
Boston, MA, United States
Date:
June 15, 2019
          4.0
 
Once they go...they GO
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Beautiful, strong, hardy

What are the cons? poor germination

Review:

Planted a full pack of seeds, but only 8 plants came up. Oh well. That was more than enough for my container garden (55 gallon steel drum cut in half and turned on side like a trough). A little slow during the cool, wet spring we had this year but when the sunshine and 70's hits, LOOK OUT. I saw growths of 7-10 inches per day, and one of them even jumped the fence and started climbing my neighbor's rose bush. Gorgeous flowers and have already had a couple mature beans on the bottoms of the bines. They cling TIGHT and seem to like a string or twine trellis or other plants rather than the steel tomato supports I put for them. I will definitely be planting again, hopefully with better seeds next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
boatharbor
Location:
Houston, TX, United States
Date:
June 9, 2019
          4.0
 
Lovely flowers
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful Flowers

What are the cons? Minimal beans

Review:

Let me preface this to say, I realize these like cool weather and I was gambling. Our weather is anything but cool on the gulf coast. The first season I grew these, they were eaten alive my aphids and we didn't get a single bloom worth cutting. The second season, we had lovely greenery and flowers, but beans didn't set because it was too hot, but that wasn't surprising to me. Still plan to plant them next year. Maybe one day we will have unusual weather and get some beans.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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39 out of 42 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Colchester CT
Location:
Colchester, CT, United States
Date:
August 25, 2015
          5.0
 
Beautiful and delicious. A
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Wonderful for the table

What are the cons? None at this time

Review:

A similar vine habit to Scarlet Runner, the most notable trait of this variety are the very nice pink flowers. Other runner and semi-runner varieties such as Good Mother Stallard have a thick canopy and look like a jungle at the end of the season, however the vines and leaves of Sunset Runner are much neater and less dense making it a great backyard variety if you have the room. Be sure to have plenty of stable vertical trellising available as this variety grows to 10 feet and becomes quite heavy due to the numerous pods and large beans within. The photo accurately represents the beans themselves but the colors are much more vivid and bright, with a purple almost pastel color to the beans once they are fully mature. Truly very nice to look at! The beans themselves are excellent once dried. Since they are quite large in shape I am not sure about putting them in a salad or serving them whole in Chili, however they taste wonderful and are great for making refried beans and bean dip.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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47 out of 49 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Island Times
Location:
Oceania, VI
Date:
January 28, 2015
          5.0
 
Stunning flowers
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Blossomed in 6 weeks

What are the cons? Has to be trellised...

Review:

I am a beginner gardener and was drawn to the picture of the blossoms for this bean variety over the redish-orange varieties. I had expected a wait of more than 2 months before these would set any blossoms, based on the desc. and reviews of the other runner bean varieties but it's been 5 weeks since they've germinated, with good rain, and many plants have set bloom. The colour of the blossoms went from white, when closed 2 days ago, to rusty coloured yesterday,when I thought they'd failed in some way, to a peachy pink when some blooms opened today and they are exquisite looking! So beautiful against the green foliage. I would grow these just for the blooms. Even the purple blossoms from my bush bean varieties don't affect me as much as these blooms have. Their delicate, lovely appearance is very refreshing, calming and uplifting. Looking forward to the upcoming beans.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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26 out of 30 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Thehappysmith
Location:
Raleigh, NC
Date:
October 10, 2014
          3.0
 
Pretty but not productive
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Very pretty

What are the cons? Not productive

Review:

I liked this bean but probably won't grow it next year. Very pretty flowers and a nice twirly vine, it looked very nice climbing up the trellis and witch-hazel plant this year. But I got about 14 actual beans off of five vines...I may save one or two of the beans to plant next year just for the flowers, but not as a food plant.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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