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Edible Flowers

Edible Flowers

Variety's Flowers may be consumed.

Good for Trellising

Good for Trellising

Variety requires a trellis in order to grow properly.

Grows Well in Containers

Grows Well in Containers

Variety does well when grown in a container.



HL = Heirloom. Seeds which have been saved over many years and passed down, in original form, from generation to generation.

Scarlet Runner Bean

Scarlet Runner BeanSeed


Product ID: 1000

A hummingbird favorite.

Scarlet flowers against green, heart-shaped foliage. Rapid climbers. Beans are edible and delicious when young. Keep pods picked for continuous bloom. May simply be called scarlet runner.

•Edible Flowers: The flowers offer a mild and sweet flavor. Use them to garnish or in salads, soups, and desserts.

Ht. 72-96". Avg. 430 seeds/lb. Packet: 55 seeds.

Product Price Qty
1000Packet  $3.95 
10001/2 Pound  $7.00 
10001 Pound  $12.00 
10005 Pounds  $48.75 
100025 Pounds  $217.75 
100050 Pounds  $400.00 

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   45-55

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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Edible Flowers   Good for Trellising   Grows Well in Containers   Heirloom  

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Growing Information

Scarlet Runner Bean

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 4-7 days at 60-70°F (16-21°C).

SOWING: Use a nitrogen-fixing inoculant for increased flowering and bean yields.
Transplant: Sow 2-3 weeks before last frost. Plant 2 seeds 1" deep in individual cells or pots. Thin to one plant per cell or pot. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost.
Direct seed: After last frost, when the soil temperature is at least 60°F (16°C), sow about 6 seeds per foot, 1" deep. When seedlings have true leaves, thin to 4-8" apart.


SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Fertile soil with high levels of humus.

PLANT HEIGHT: 72-96". Trellis or other support is required.



HARVEST: Edible flowers: Harvest when the flower show strong color, as buds or as fully open flowers. Unopened buds can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days on slightly damp towel in covered container. Open flowers should be used immediately. To encourage continued flowering keep the beans picked.

USES: Edible flower. For covering arbors, walls, and fences.

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