Picked at 5 - 9 cm can be eaten raw, cooked or pickled. This pole bean produces strong green foliage, with brilliant red flowers that are abundant and continuous from mid-summer to the first frost. Pick beans when young for tenderness. They are a great climber on trellises and fences and make a great selection for growing a Garden Teepee for children. They appreciate the sun, fertile soil, and generous watering. Highly Ornamental and many grow them just for the blooms or privacy screen. Beautiful bright colour attracts hummingbirds and bees.
Direct seed 3 to 5 mm deep when the temperature is as stated below or sow indoors and transplant when temperatures outdoors are 18 to 20 degrees.
Scarlet runner bean originated in Mexico.
Excellent source of Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and the alternative source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate and Manganese.
|Temperature (C):||18 - 25|
|Site:||Full Sun or Part Shade|
|Height (cm):||180 - 360|
|Spread (cm):||5 - 10|