Runner Bean Scarlet Runner '7 Years'

Overview

Botanical Name: Phaseolus coccineus

Long flavoursome pods on attractive plants and are an excellent source of vitamin C, folate and fibre. Pick at regular and frequent intervals to increase harvest.

Early crops of large tasty beans with attractive scarlet flowers, Dies back after cropping and will come again.

Plant Height: 1.8m

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How To Grow

Sow Spring to mid-Summer in cool and cold districts, 2.5cm (1”) deep where they are to grow. Space 15cm (6”) apart in rows 1m (3’) apart. Water well particularly in dry spells. Train young seedlings up trellis, netting, bean frames or form a wooden tripod. Runner Beans develop an extensive root system so will be at their best in well dug and manured soil. Seedlings emerge 7-10 days.

When To Plant

South Island: Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

North Island: Jan, Feb, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Harvest

10-12 weeks