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Super early crop for a runner bean, an old variety produced long heavy runner beans.
Scarlet Emperor Runner Bean Seeds
A high yielding running bean producing pods 30-37cm (12-15") in length. Each pod is smooth in texture and dark green making the striking red flowers stand out. This runner bean is excellent for home freezing when summer glut becomes an issue.
How do I protect my Scarlet Emperor plants from slugs? You can make your own cloches to protect your Scarlet Emperor runner beans from prying slugs. Slugs affect your runner bean plants the most when they are still young and not established. You can protect your seedlings by cutting empty drink bottles in half and placing over your young plants. If you are worried by infestations then you can start your seeds indoors!
How do you grow Scarlet Emperor runner beans? Scarlet Emperor seeds should be sown into soil that is moisture retentive and where sun is bright all day. The plant will need lots of support for the high tops and if you don't install canes or trellis early then it can be too late once the plant is established.
What is eating my Scarlet Emperor runner bean plants? Pests love eating your young runner bean seedlings. Aphids, slugs, ants and spider mites love biting through and sucking all the sap from your plants. You can protect your runner beans by cutting a drink bottle in half to cover your seedlings until established.
Scarlet Emperor Details
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 14 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Optional for Early Crop
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
Sow and Harvest Times