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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: 8
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jen
Location:
Mead, WA, United States
Date:
September 15, 2019
          4.0
 
Great multipurpose bean
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Good shell bean

What are the cons? Rough pod texture

Review:

I planted about half a packet of these beans along our deer fence early in the season, and was disappointed when only half of those seemed to germinate, about two weeks later I planted the rest of the packet. Now I think some of them must just be slow starters as there are bean vines everywhere! Flowers were a favorite with bees and humming birds alike. Early season beans were great snaps, late season beans had rougher pods that weren’t pleasing so I experimented with them as a shell bean for soup and was pleasantly surprised! They did loose their beautiful color in cooking, but tasted great!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
craiggles
Location:
Boston, MA, United States
Date:
July 4, 2019
          5.0
 
A great addition
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Blossoms, taste

What are the cons? mediocre germination

Review:

Only half the seeds came up, but was more than enough. A great companion to the Succotash and classic Scarlet Runner beans - makes a beautiful display! Started producing beans from Early june (planted May 1) and showing no signs of stopping. Blossoms beginning when the plants were barely 2 feet tall. Now over 10 feet and climbing a 20' laundry pole....we'll see where they go when they hit the top of that!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

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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3 out of 3 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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44 out of 47 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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