Black Coat Runner Bean

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SKU: 1650-P25

Item Details

Edible? Check! Ornamental? Check! Heirloom? Check! This unique runner bean produces sturdy 6-7’ vines that bear both vivid scarlet blooms and flavorful beans that are edible at the immature pod stage (like a green bean) and at the mature stage (like a kidney bean). Pretty, plump bean seeds change first from pink to purple, and finally to a glossy, ebony black. Dating back to the mid-1600s, this variety was first recorded by German botanist Michael Titius in his Catalogues Plantarum. 75 days.

  • 75 days
  • Conventional
  • Pole bean
  • Scarlet blossoms
  • Beans mature to glossy, ebony black
  • Used for ornamental purposes or as green bean (immature pod stage) or kidney bean (mature stage)

This variety works for:

  • Fresh eating
  • Baking
  • Roasting
  • Soups
  • Ornamental

Growing Instructions

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Runner beans prefer full sun, although they tolerate part shade very well. Young pods can be eaten whole, or the beans can be eaten fresh or dried. Even the flowers are edible.

  • Direct Seed: 2" Apart
  • Seed Depth: 1"
  • Rows Apart: 24-36"
  • Support: Trellis, tepee, or netting

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