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Bean (Runner) Seeds - Scarlet Emperor Bean (Runner) Seeds - Scarlet Emperor

Bean (Runner) Seeds - Scarlet Emperor

Phaseolus coccineus

Scarlet Emperor is a very early variety, and attracts long tongued bumble bees. This popular runner bean can be grown on supports or as a ground bean.

A Heritage Seed Variety, Scarlet Emperor's 1895 packet details read "Silver-gilt Knightian Medal for Collection of Vegetables, including Suttons' Scarlet Runner Bean. R.H. Society, Oct 24, 1893. For its profuse crop of large tender pods, this is beyond question one of the best types of runner bean. Both in hot and dry, and also in cold and wet seasons, it has yielded remarkable results, and we can recommend it with confidence either for competition or for an edible garden."

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Grow with or without supports

Scarlet Emperor is a very early variety, and attracts long tongued bumble bees. This popular runner bean can be grown on supports or as a ground bean.

A Heritage Seed Variety, Scarlet Emperor's 1895 packet details read "Silver-gilt Knightian Medal for Collection of Vegetables, including Suttons' Scarlet Runner Bean. R.H. Society, Oct 24, 1893. For its profuse crop of large tender pods, this is beyond question one of the best types of runner bean. Both in hot and dry, and also in cold and wet seasons, it has yielded remarkable results, and we can recommend it with confidence either for competition or for an edible garden."

  • Attracts long-tongued bumblebees
  • Grow without or without supports
  • A Heritage Seed Variety

Companion planting can transform your garden. By encouraging in pollinators and predators with key plants, you can gain a tiny gardening team to do your pest control & pollination, all with the added benefit of supporting British native wildlife by providing habitats and food sources.

In return, their natural behaviours will increase your crop productivity and reduce insect pest numbers. Companion planting was widely used centuries ago in cottage gardens in Britain, but has since declined, as have the numbers of pollinators and predators.

Hardiness:5 to 0 degrees

Beds & Borders:True

Prefers Full Sun:True

Sow in April under glass or cloches, or outdoors in May and June. Prolific, decorative plants thriving in well cultivated soils containing plenty of humus. Regular watering in dry periods will be amply rewarded by a heavy crop of delicious, tender young beans for table and freezing. (12-16 weeks maturity.) Packet sufficient for a double row of approximately 4.5m (15').

Ideal for beds and borders. Prefers full sun. Recommended for freezing. HEALTH BENEFITS: A good source of vitamin C, folate and iron plus fibre. CULINARY TIPS: Some vitamins can be lost so cook for minimum time only.

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