Runner Beans

Scarlet Emperor Bean

Scarlet Emperor Bean


75 days. Scarlet Emperor sets fat, slightly fuzzy pods with a richer, more savory flavor than snap beans. Though the 6-8 inch, plump, juicy pods are less uniform than some varieties, the taste of Scarlet Emperor is as sweet as a bean gets. Borne on impressive 8-10 foot tall plants, sprays of beautiful scarlet-orange flowers are the showiest of all the varieties we've trialed. Mottled black/purple seeds.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 20 seeds per ounce.
  • BN033/S
  • 1 oz
  • $2.45

  • BN033/P
  • 2 oz
  • $3.95

  • BN033/B
  • 1/2 lb
  • $7.35
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per ounceFertilizer Needs
60-85°F8-161"4"2-4"18-36"80%2-3 yearsListed per varietyLow

Phaseolus coccineus These climbing beans have bold, pollinator and hummingbird-attracting flowers followed by big, tasty pods. More tolerant of cool soils and partially shaded areas than other beans, plant these versatile, edible ornamentals where you can enjoy their beauty.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Beans are shallow rooted and can require up to 1/4 inch of water a day during hot weather
• Optimum soil pH is 5.5-6.5, mildly acidic
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• Coat seed with inoculant to increase yields

Direct Sowing
• One ounce of seed plants 12-15 row feet, 1/2 pound for 100 row feet
• Grow Pole, Runner, and Yard Long beans on trellises

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Mexican bean beetles, bean weevils, cucumber beetles, spider mites
Insect control: Pyrethrin
Common diseases: See chart below
Disease prevention: Avoid wetting the foliage, remove plants at end of the year, 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Ready for harvest about 2 weeks after bloom
• Pick when pods are nearly full size and seeds are still small
• Harvest every 3-5 days to increase yields
• Store at 40-45°F and 95% relative humidity

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A* | Anthracnose
BB | Bacterial Blight
BBS | Bacterial Brown Spot
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
BMV | Bean Mosaic Virus
CTM | Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
HB | Halo Blight
PM | Powdery Mildew
PMV | Pod Mottle Virus
R | Common Rust
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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Jan 30, 2015  |  By Margaret
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These beans would be worth growing for the ornamental value of their stunning orange-red flowers alone (they attract hummingbirds, too). A small patch produced well for me. For green beans, the pods need to be harvested before the beans start swelling, or a thin, hard membrane develops on the inner side of the pod.