Runner bean growing vine of the genus Phaseolus also known as Phaseolus coccineus or scarlet runner bean, Runner bean perennial evergreen but in warm climate or colder climate grow as annual plant and also used as ornamental plant can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10.
Leaves edible light green in deltoid shape
Runner bean flower
Flower edible in sweet taste the color orange in the shape of butterfly the flowers grow on stem in inflorescence
Pods edible color green the bean is multicolored can include the colors: purple, brown, white, black or brown
Root edible the root small in cone shape color is light brown
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Requirements for Runner bean growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
More for design
Size of the plant?
2-6 m, 6-20 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade (in warmer climate)
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
All year mostly in spring and autumn
General information about the flower
Orange flowers in the shape of butterfly the flowers grow on stem in in inflorescence
Pollination is done by:
Bees, butterfly, hummingbirds
Uses of Runner bean flowers:
Eaten raw, jams, beverage
Edible seeds and pods
Seeds & pods harvest season:
Seeds and pods pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Runner bean seeds and pods?
Pods when young: cooked, stew. Beans: cooked when the bean young eaten raw
Work requirements on the seeds and pods:
For the beans it’s to pick them before it start to fall on the floor
How long does it take to bear seeds and pods?
Start to bear pods after 2-3 month
Leaves harvesting season:
How to harvest the leaves?
Recommend to use fully grown tender leaves
Information about leaves:
Deltoid shape leaf in light green
Uses of Runner bean leaves:
Salad when it young, after: soup, quiche
Information about Runner bean root:
Root small in cone shape color is light brown
When to pull up Runner beanroot:
Uses of Runner bean root: