65 days. Spectacularly beautiful, the Scarlet runner bean is one of the oldest runner beans known, dating back to the 1700s. With it's vibrant red flowers, it's a striking centerpiece to your vegetable garden, or a beautiful addition to a decorative planting. It's edible beans make it a wonderful part of your edible landscape.
Minimum of 10 seeds per packet.
Planting Depth: 1 inch
Plant Spacing: 2-6 inches
Row Spacing: 2-3 feet
Direct seed after last danger of frost has passed in full sun. Beans need soil temperatures between 75-85 degrees F to sprout. Make sure to check your nighttime temperatures too. They will not sprout if soil temperatures are below 60 degrees F.
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We planted these for the first time last year and were blown away. They are a very prolific long vining bean with incredible bright red flowers. The bean pods can be eaten whole when the pods are small or you can wait for the 8-12 inch long pods filled with colorful beans. This year I'm going to plant them with a high loop trellis because the vines go everywhere once they get going...