Scarlet Runner Beans are big climbers with large pods and gigantic beans! Their vines are decorated with striking bright scarlet flowers that attract hummingbirds, hummingbird moths and bees. This Colorado-adapted landrace is drought tolerant and so easy to grow. Kids love shelling them from their huge pods. Eaten mostly as a dry bean but a few pods or raw beans can be eaten young while still tender. Many colors and patterns make shelling these beans a treasure hunt!
Planting Instructions: Sow Scarlet Runner Bean seeds directly in the ground 4" deep, 5-6" apart in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Keep moist until germinated. Plant along a tall fence or trellis.
Seed Saving Instructions: Allow pods to fully dry on the vine. Pick dried pods into a bin and crush to dislodge beans. Store beans in a paper or mesh bag to ensure they dry fully and remain dry.
Approx 18 Scarlet Runner Bean seeds per packet.