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  Runner bean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The runner bean (Phaseolus coccineus, Fabaceae) is often called the scarlet runner bean since most varieties have red flowers and multicolored seeds, though some have white flowers and white seeds.
It differs from the common bean in several respects: the cotyledons stay in the ground during germination, and the plant is a perennial with tuberous roots (though it is usually treated as an annual).
Runner beans are best sliced using a small tool which also removes the sides (the strings) on varieties that have them.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Runner_bean   (220 words)

 Bean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bean is a common name for large plant seeds of several genera of Fabaceae (formerly Leguminosae) used for food or feed.
Bean originally meant the seed of the broad bean, but was later broadened to include members of the genus Phaseolus such as the common bean or haricot and the runner bean and the related genus Vigna.
In ancient Greece and Rome, beans were used in voting (a white bean meant yes and a fl bean meant no) and as a food for the dead, such as during the annual Lemuria festival.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bean   (584 words)

 botany/phaseolus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Scarlet Runner Bean (P. coccineus) - The Scarlet Runner Bean or Case Knife Bean resemble the appearance of the pole snap bean, but their leaves are darker green and thicker and they produce pretty scarlet flowers.
This bean is mostly grown as an ornamental plant, but the young pods are just as good as regular snap beans.
The French flageolet bean, with its delicate white seeded variety, is an exception and is often raised and dried by home gardeners.
www.botanyworld.com /phaseolus.html   (1638 words)

 Bean, Scarlet Runner -- Phaseolus coccineus L.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Other names for the scarlet runner bean are scarlet conqueror, fire bean, mammoth, red giant, scarlet emperor, and white Dutch runner.
This bean belongs to a group of flowering beans that are of comparatively little importance in the United States.
Both the pods and the green shelled beans are edible in the fresh stage and are sometimes substituted for lima beans.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /MV023   (492 words)

 Floridata: Phaseolus coccineus
Runner beans are long, twining perennial vines that are usually grown as annuals for their showy flowers and their edible pods and seeds.
Runner beans are native to the high elevation mountains of Central America.
Runner beans are evergreen in the tropics, and some cultivars don't flower until their second growing season.
www.floridata.com /ref/P/phas_coc.cfm   (796 words)

 Bean Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Bean is a common name for large plant seeds of several genera of), used for food or feed.
Bean originally meant the seed of the fava bean, but was later broadened to include members of the genus Phaseolus such as the common bean or haricot and the runner bean and the related genus Vigna.
P.coccineus is often grown in association with maize or sorghum whereby the maize or sorghum acts as support for the semi climbing runner beans.
www.articleshead.com /article/bean   (746 words)

 Scarlet Runner Bean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Scarlet runner bean is hardy in Zones 9 and 10.
Plant runner bean seeds about a week before the last frost is due.
The runners do not have to be trained around the support; they twine by themselves.
sd1new.net /GardenPages/scarlet_runner_bean.htm   (277 words)

 Victory Seeds  --  Bean Growing and Trellising Information
In fact, beans were almost as universally cultivated as maize by the native people.
If you are raising dry beans, it is always best to allow them to remain on the plant until the pods are brittle and snap open easily.
The beans produced were almost exclusively pole-type varieties grown of trellising systems similar to the one illustrated in these photographs.
www.victoryseeds.com /catalog/vegetable/beans/beantrellis.html   (1197 words)

 Scarlet Runner Bean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Use as a snap bean when young or shell and cook as a lima bean when more mature.
Beans grow best in a sunny location, where the soil is warm, loamy and lightly fertilized.
Plant beans 2 or 3 to a pole on the outside.
www.humeseeds.com /beansr.htm   (163 words)

 Chapter 4: Legumes and Some Relatives
The scarlet runner bean, or runner bean, native to Mexico or Central America (Graham 1941*) and of major importance in parts of Europe, is of minor importance in the United States, where it is sometimes called the Oregon lima bean.
The roots of the slender, twining scarlet runner bean are tuberous and live for several years, but frost kills the aerial part; therefore, it is an annual plant above the ground, but a perennial beneath (Kooistra 1968).
Darwin (1889*) covered scarlet runner beans to exclude pollinating insects and obtained only one-eighth and one-third as many beans as were obtained from open plants.
gears.tucson.ars.ag.gov /book/chap4/scarlet.html   (675 words)

 Runner Bean Questions in The Green Chronicle's Vegetables Section
If you want to grow beans in a greenhouse, a French climbing bean would probably be better; or you could try lots more moisture-retaining compost under the plants if you do the same with runner beans next year.
On the plus side you might just find that if you cut the runner bean down to the ground rather than pulling out the roots, and cover it with a thick straw mulch for the winter, it could come back next year - of course you might not want a runner that doesn't produce beans.
My runner beans this year have been splendid, lots of really healthy vigorous growth and the most flowers we have ever seen.
www.greenchronicle.com /gardening/bean_runner_questions.htm   (555 words)

 Runner Beans
The beans are large with shiny, deep fl skin and have a slightly sweet flavour and they hold their shape well when cooked.
Scarlet runner beans are also called stick beans and come from a plant grown as an ornamental for its gorgeous scarlet blossoms.
Scarlet runners were introduced to England by Tradescant, the gardener for King Charles I. White Emergo beans are larger than the standard lima and are white and plump, with a shape almost like a half moon.
www.innvista.com /HEALTH/foods/vegetables/runbean.htm   (552 words)

 Bean Pole - Runner - Scarlet Emperor
The Bean Pole Runner Scarlet Emperpr, 'Phaseolus coccineus', has large sprays of brilliant rich, red flowers that contrast against deep green foliage.
A little known fact is that this runner bean has an extremely rich beany sweet flavor when picked young.
The pods may also be shelled for green or dried beans when pods mature.
www.naturehills.com /new/product/seeds_product_page.aspx?proid=1872   (190 words)

 A Plasticulture Trellised Half Runner Bean Production System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
When the first half runner tendrils appear, baler twine is tied to the wires above each bean hill or plant and dropped the 6' to touch the top of the plant.
In effect you have turned the half runner bean into a full runner pole bean bearing surface.
Beans are much more easily harvested, diseases are minimized by excellent air movement, nature's fungicide, and moisture and nutrients are re-supplied by drip irrigation/fertigation as needed.
www.ext.vt.edu /news/periodicals/commhort/1997-04/1997-04-07.html   (623 words)

 Exotic and Heirloom Beans
A large, meaty bean that's the color of dark chocolate (no, it's not a cocoa bean!) on the outside and white on the inside.
This is a buff-colored bean with dark brown markings.
These oval ivory-colored beans are distinguished by a reddish dappling along one side that resembles a toy soldier.
www.phippscountry.com /beans14.htm   (161 words)

 Backpacker.com - L.L. Bean Ridge Runner 5000
The Ridge Runner also boasts two deep pockets on the front of the pack, providing plenty of room for raingear or a fleece jacket.
On the trail, the Ridge Runner rested on my bony hips like rose petals during the 6 months I tramped around the Pasayten Wilderness.
The hipbelt strikes a balance between cushy and too cushy, and the lumbar and back pad foams are covered with mesh that moves perspiration well.
www.backpacker.com /article/1,2646,1770,00.html   (440 words)

 PlantFiles: Detailed information on Runner Bean 'Scarlet Runner' (Phaseolus coccineus)
This is by far my favorite pole bean - in fact, it is the only one I've grown now for the last several years.
Although edible as such, I've never eaten the beans as "shell beans", but prefer instead to enjoy the young flat pods - stringed, sliced into 1-2" pieces, & steamed or boiled - as one would a flat Italian/Romano-type string bean, which these strongly resemble.
I plan to leave about half the yeild on the vines to harvest fully developed beans at the end of the season.
davesgarden.com /pf/go/40245   (562 words)

 Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Runner Beans on dwarf plants makes Hestia a superb variety ideal for small gardens, large containers and borders.
A superb variety, the runner beans produced are tasty, long, straight, stringless and held above the soil.
It is also earlier to crop than standard types as well as higher yielding.
www.hirts.com /veggies/p4343.htm   (103 words)

 Runner Bean - Running coach and trainer in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. - Home
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We utilize various motivation, nutrition and running techniques along with our knowledge of physiology to help you, as a new runner, to run your first marathon within a year and to continue to enjoy a lifetime of running.
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www.runnerbeancoach.com   (390 words)

 UCONN IPM Vegetables:Beans:Common Blight:Halo Blight:Fuscous Blight
The host range for Common Blight includes field and snap beans, lima bean, Scarlet Runner bean, hyacinth bean, soy bean, mung bean, Tepary bean, urid bean, moth bean, white flowering lupine, and fenugreek (Trigonella).
Lima bean and Scarlet Runner bean are also hosts.
Pod symptoms are similar to anthracnose, which causes a tan to salmon-colored ooze to form in the spots, while the bean blights cause white or yellow ooze.
www.hort.uconn.edu /ipm/veg/htms/btbnbl.htm   (895 words)

 Scarlet Runner BEAN, RUNNER 42g seed - Specialty Beans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Grown by the early colonists who obtained seed from the Native Americans.] A traditional favorite grown for both its food and ornamental value, this is the most popular green bean grown in England.
In North America the 'Scarlet Runner' is grown mostly for its brilliant scarlet flowers.
Grown widely in northern gardens for use as a snap bean or dried bean that has a nut-like flavor.
www.southernexposure.com /productlist/prods/11301.html   (144 words)

 Food Facts & Trivia: Scarlet Runner Beans
First described in 1750, this beautiful large bean is usually purple with mottled fl, but can often be lavender.
The Scarlet runner, named after its flower, has a long history in Great Britain and other parts of Europe.
It can be picked young when both pod and beans can be eaten.
www.foodreference.com /html/fscarletrunnerbeans.html   (218 words)

The Bean Pole Runner Scarlet Emperor, `Phaseolus coccineus,' is grown mainly for its lovely flowers and sweet pods.
The seeds should be planted in the spring after the last average frost date.
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www.shop.com /op/aprod-p29345095   (221 words)

 PlantFiles: Detailed information on Scarlet Runner Bean, Scarlet Conqueror, Fire Bean, Mammoth, Red Giant (Phaseolus ...
The beans are best when used young and small, the bigger they get the stringier they are but the flavor is always delicious true green bean type flavor.
A friend had germinated some seeds and shared the plants with me. The beans were okay as for as eating, although I didn't get a lot.
I planted the beans after the last frost in pots outside, covered so that the squirrels wouldn't find the beans and then transplanted two-three plantlings on each side of the arbor inside and out of each leg.
davesgarden.com /pf/go/681   (808 words)

 Recipes from the Wildflower Inn Bed and Breakfast - Falmouth, MA - edible wildflower and flower recipes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Mix green onionwith cheese, wash runner Bean Flower, remove stem, separate petals and mix with cheese and onion.
As you use it, keep refilling the jar with sugar; it will take on the fragrance of the flowers in the jar.
Place a vanilla bean in a jar of sugar and let it sit -- this is a great sugar to use in the preparation of whipped cream.
www.wildflower-inn.com /recipes.htm   (1026 words)

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Description: A superb variety with all the best characteristics of modern runner beans, but on dwarf plants.
Early to crop, often before standard types, with a good yield of tasty, long, straight, stringless pods, held above the soil to avoid disease.
Pick the beans regularly a little on the young side to ensure top quality and prolonged cropping.
seeds.thompson-morgan.com /us/en/product/9/1?SA=1113   (261 words)

 It's Not A Runner Bean by Mark Steel
It's Not A Runner Bean by Mark Steel
Subtitled 'Dispatches from a Slightly Successful Comedian', this passionate, opinionated and extremely funny book offers a view of life as observed from the other side of the artist's microphone.
ead an extract from It's Not A Runner Bean
www.thedonotpress.com /titles/itsnotarun.html   (177 words)

 Runner Bean : Sunset   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Description: Experience one of the earliest pickings of the season with 'Sunset', a unique variety with unusual, salmon-pink blooms, producing crops of short, tasty beans.
Can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed, 15cm (6in) apart, 5cm (2in) deep and in rows 45cm (18in) apart.
For even earlier crops, this variety can be pinched out and grown as a low bush bean.
www.backyardgardener.com /seeds/product/144/2.html   (402 words)

 Scarlet Runner Bean at New England Seed Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Blossoms are scarlet-orange and grow in clusters on a 12 inch stem.
• Scarlet Runner Bean Scarlet Emperor 1 lb.
• Scarlet Runner Bean Scarlet Emperor 5 lb.
www.neseed.com /store/scarletrunnerbean.html   (167 words)

 Scarlet Runner Bean & Walking Stick • Janel Jacobson ~ Small Sculptures and Netsuke
Scarlet Runner Bean and Walking Stick • Janel Jacobson ~ Small Sculptures and Netsuke
A walking stick is perched along it's length.
Carved from Cocuswood, a very hard two-colored wood from the Caribbean.
www.janeljacobson.com /carvings/328.html   (54 words)

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