Also known as Scarlet conqueror, fire Bean, mammoth, red giant,
scarlet emperor & white dutch runner.Their abundant red, pink, or
bicolor blooms are attractive to hummingbirds, and this plant is often
used as an ornamental. Pods have a rich, delicious flavor, and should be
picked when fairly short, between four and six inches, and used as snap
beans. Once the pods become too tough for snap bean use, the immature
seed can be shelled out, or allowed to mature and dry. Dried runner bean
seed can be cooked like dried common bean seed.
beans are at their best when fresh, young and tender. They should be
harvested when the pods are less than full length, snap easily and while
the Seeds are still small and pale in colour. Picking green beans often
help to promote more growth and increase yields. As the pods get older
they develop string and the pod-walls become more fibrous, with
pronounced bumps on the surface indicating that the seeds are enlarging
and that moisture is going into the seed from the pod. Approx. 17 Seeds/Pkg.