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Runner Beans

Runner Beans

Different than pole beans. A totally different species altogether. Runner, phaseolus cockiness, while pole beans are phaseolus vulgarism. Don't let the big words bother you. The runner bean is more popular in Europe. They like cool climates and usually have beautiful scarlet, pink, apricot, or white blossoms. Sometimes grown as an edible flower!

The French Horticultural Shell is a superb shelling bean, with excellent flavor. This is a semi-runner that can be sowed close together to offer additional support. Good disease resistance. Freezing and canning qualities are superior.

The Pinto bean is a great tasting bean, very popular in many Mexican dishes! The Pinto bean plant is a half-runner type that produces 20 inch plants with light tan seeds with brown speckles. Eat young when green for delicious flavor. Great bean for using for refried beans.

Taylor Dwarf Horticultural, also known as Speckled Bays, is an open-pollinated bush shell bean has been around since the early 1800s. An early producer of creamy pods with speckles of red.

The scarlet runner is a vigorous bean that can easily reach 20 feet. Scarlet flowers against green, heart-shaped foliage. Rapid climbers. Beans are edible and delicious when young. Keep pods picked for continuous bloom. Hummingbirds love to visit the beautiful flowers that grow on this bean. People often grow this bean as an edible landscape plant. A beautiful growing plant with great tasting beans.

The Mountaineer White Half Runner is a tender half runner bean with succulent white seeds. It boasts terrific yields of old-fashioned, rich "beany" beans that taste and smell terrific. Vigorous plants, big yields. Stringless when young, excellent for baking.