legume family Phaseolus coccineus


Runner bean, Scarlet runner bean Runner bean

The red and white flowering plants become and ornament in your garden that also produces a high and nutritious yield. They are suitable for high elevations and harsh locations. The plant grows about 250–300 cm tall. Runner beans are less demanding than climbing beans which means you are sure to reap the rewards of your labour. There are two seed colours: White and dark-violet speckled

Sow from mid-May to early June at a distance of 60 cm distance with about 4 beans in a circle. Seed 2 cm down, but not too deep. As they say, “Beans must hear the bells ringing.” In the centre of the circle place a 2.5 m stake to allow the runner beans to literally run up. These beans respond well to ample compost. Gardeners Tip: Soak seeds for 12 hours in lukewarm chamomile tea before sowing.

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Sowing quantity 2000 g/Are

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Portion (for 8 poles)
5.60 CHF
0.00 CHF
250 g (ca. 150 seeds)
13.55 CHF
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