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Scarlet Runner Beans

Of the three bean varieties I planted this summer, the Scarlet Runner is by far the tallest, although it has produced the fewest blossoms. The blossoms it has produced, however, are lovely. It has yet to yield any beans, which may be due to the weather being too warm. Many people report that hummingbrids are very attracted to the flower, but I haven’t seen evidence of this yet.

According to Seed Savers, the Scarlet Runner is one of the oldest runner beans in existence. It was also used by Native Americans and hails from Central America. I am hoping the plant does produce some beans, as the ones shown on the internet are a beautiful pink color. I will post photos of the beans if I get any.

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