HEIRLOOM I’ve loved Scarlet Emperor beans since childhood, watching hummingbirds zoom through the branches and monarchs float through the glowing crimson flowers. The Organic Scarlet Emperor Runner Pole Bean’s heart-shaped foliage grows 10’ tall and higher, quickly becoming a tower of gorgeous scarlet flowers.
The pods are massive and super sweet as well, often growing over a foot long before becoming fibrous. If you miss their delicious snap bean stage, their shelling beans are large and luscious and finally their huge seeds — gorgeously raspberry with black streaks — are delectable as rich, creamy dry beans to enjoy all winter. If you’re wondering if Scarlet Emperor beans will thrive in containers, they do! The larger the pot and the richer the soil the taller and more blooms they’ll grow.
|12 Seeds||$3.95||In stock|
|24 Seeds||$6.80||In stock|
|48 Seeds||$12.80||In stock|
Planting Method: Direct Sow Only
When to sow: After final frost, once soil is warm
Sowing and seedling care: Sow every 4 inches along a fence, or 3 seeds per teepee pole. Inoculants often increase yields. Dark seeds germinate in cool soils better than white seeds. Trellis at least 5 feet high with the strongest materials you can find! Sow every 2-3 weeks through mid-July for continual harvest
Seed Depth: 1 inch Sun Needs: Full
Days to Germination: 8-10 days 70-80°F
Spacing after thinning: 4-6 inches
Days to Harvest: 70 (snap); 100(dry bean)
Height: 6+ feet
Harvest: Collect young green beans, or as shelling beans, or last but not least, collect dry, golden pods as they mature, between rains, for dry beans