Scarlet Runner Beans

$3.25

Lovey red flowers set against heart shaped foliage, a vigorous climber, it will cover a trellis or fence quickly. Flowers are much loved by hummingbirds in particular.

Purchase 10 or more and each seed packet is only $3/each (don’t need to be the same variety).

14 in stock

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Description

My mom always grew scarlet runner beans in her garden just for the hummingbirds (“hummers” as she called them). When I was back in Ohio for her memorial service, my dad gave my sister and I each a packet of seeds so we could grow them in our gardens. They were enjoyed by the hummingbirds this summer and I harvested masses of seeds come fall.

Young beans can be eaten, older beans can be harvested as shelled beans. Packet contains 20 seeds.

LATIN NAME:
Phaseolus coccineus

DAYS TO MATURITY:
45 – 55 Days

LIFE CYCLE:
Annual

HYBRID STATUS:
Open Pollinated

DAYS TO GERMINATION:
4-7 days at 60-70°F (16-21°C)

SOWING:
Transplant: Sow 2-3 weeks before last frost. Plant 2 seeds 1″ deep in individual cells or pots. Thin to one plant per cell or pot. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost.
Direct seed: After last frost, when the soil temperature is at least 60°F (16°C), sow about 6 seeds per foot, 1″ deep. When seedlings have true leaves, thin to 4-8″ apart.

LIGHT PREFERENCE:
Sun

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Fertile soil with high levels of humus

PLANT SPACING:
4-8″

HARDINESS ZONES:
Annual

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