Runner Bean Scarlet Runner '7 Years'

Botanical Name: Phaseolus coccineus

30g
NZ$3.90

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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

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

Sow

Spring, Summer

Soil Type

well drained

Important Note

Additional fertiliser is not required as legumes will produce their own nitrogen.

Unlike other beans, runner beans do not self pollinate & will need help from beneficial insects.

During high evening temperatures, flowers may not set & will fall off. Spraying flowers with a fine mister spray will assist with pod set.

Our Seed Guarantee

If you are not completely satisfied with these seeds Mr. Fothergill's will gladly replace them for free. Performance subject to growing conditions.

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