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Scarlet Emperor Runner Bean Seeds
  • Scarlet Emperor Runner Bean Seeds

Scarlet Emperor

Super early crop for a runner bean, an old variety produced long heavy runner beans.

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    Phaseolus coccineus


    Half-Hardy Annual

  • Plant Size

    Height Up To 300cm (118.1in) Spread Up To 30cm (11.8in)

  • Hardiness & Longevity

    Half-Hardy Annual

  • Ideal For

    Kitchen Garden

  • Position In

    Full Sun


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.  

Common Questions

How do I protect my Scarlet Emperor plants from slugs? You can make your own clotches 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 them 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.

Sow and Harvest Times

Plant out:

Product Features

Germination Time
7 - 14 Days
Sowing Method
Start in Pots or Trays
Grow in Greenhouse
Optional, for Early Crop
Number of Seeds Per Packet
Recommended Soil pH
5.6 - 6.6


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