Wow, here is our most unique bean! The beans are shaped like a kernel of corn and are deep purple in color. You have to look twice to be sure it is a bean. Vines set beans late; 6 fat seeds per pod, excellent flavor.
Scarlet Runner Bean. 68 days to snap stage, 115 days to dry shell stage. [Pre-1750. Grown by the early colonists who obtained seed from the Native Americans.] A traditional favorite. In North America the 'Scarlet Runner' is grown mostly for its brilliant scarlet flowers, which are highly attractive to hummingbirds. Grown widely in northern gardens for use as a snap bean or dried bean that has a nut-like flavor.