Bean – Scarlet Runner

$3.48

Tall vining ornamental plants with showy sprays of bright scarlet flowers followed by loads of slender pods about 20 cm (8″) long. Young pods can be used as snap beans or can be allowed to mature for shelled fresh use or dried for winter. Eat the flowers, green pods when young and tender, or wait for large purple and black dry beans. Of course, if you eat all the flowers, you won’t get any beans.

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Description

Botanical name
Phaseolus coccineus

Family
Fabaceae

Spacing
Plant 15 cm (6″) apart by a trellis or poles.

Depth
Lay seeds on their side and cover with 2 cm (1″) of soil. Firm the soil with your fingers.

Requirements
Hot and sunny. Loamy soil, pH around 6-6.5.

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 8-16 days.

Pests
Aphids and spider mites. Both can be washed off with a hard jet of water.

Timing
Direct sow starting in mid-May. Warm-weather crop. Best soil temperature is at least 21°C (70°F). Since all the pods on a plant are ready to pick at once, make successive sowings—every week or two—to ensure fresh edamame all summer long.

Growing
Apart from daily watering, your only care consists of spraying leaves with kelp fertilizer periodically to boost nutrient uptake.

Days to maturity
70

Season
Warm, annual