Runner Bean 'Scarlet Emperor' Seeds, 250g
Runner Bean 'Scarlet Emperor' Seeds, 250g
Bean Seeds

Runner Bean 'Scarlet Emperor' Seeds, 250g

£7.00

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With bright green, heart shaped leaves and orange red flowers, the runner bean, (Phaseolus coccineus) Scarlet Emperor has great impact in the kitchen garden. Introduced in 1633, this is still a popular variety, grown for its classic runner bean flavour. Vigorously twining and climbing its way up the bean pole, this annual variety produces a heavy crop of pods, each up to 30cm (11in) long, straight and smooth and of exhibition quality. 
Details
  • Plant: from March
  • Harvest: July onwards
Planting
  • Well drained soil 
  • South or West aspect
  • Sunny location 
  • Sheltered 
Care
  • Plant seeds in well-watered and finely prepared soil where they will crop.  Plant at 60cm (1ft 11in) intervals, in rows approximately 5cm (2in) deep.
  • Water well until plants are established. 
  • Support required- use wigwam canes or netting.
  • Pinch out top growth when reaches desired height so plant puts energy into beans
  • Pick regularly to maintain production
  • Pods/ beans are harmful to humans and pets if eaten raw