The Sunset Runner bean seeds are black and speckled with purple giving nice visual interest. The pole beans are highly productive and will produce loads of pods throughout the summer. Some people even grow these just for the unique salmon-pink blossoms. We’ve even spotted hummingbirds visiting the flowers of our Sunset Runner beans. Plants grow quickly up the trellis and you’ll be rewarded with beautiful blossoms in about 60 days. The flowers and resulting pods grow in cascades. Most people use these as dry beans but pods can be harvest fresh when still young and tender. If you intend on using them as a dry bean, just leave the pods on the vine until they are brown and completely dry. The pods are large and produce about 4-5 large colorful beans. The Sunset Runner is a pole bean and will require a strong trellis to support the weight of the heavy pods.
Growing Sunset Runner Bean Seeds
As with most bean seeds, these Sunset Runners should be directly sown in the garden once the soil temperature is consistently over 50F. Simply place the seeds on the surface of your planting area and press them into the soil, using your finger, to a depth of about 1 or 2 inches. Cover the hole with soil and give them a good watering. Be sure and keep the seeds moist until they sprout. Once they sprout, make sure to provide a trellis. The beans plants do not have tendrils, but rather climb by spiraling around the upright poles. As such, the diameter of the trellis poles is not a concern. For a simple tripod bean trellis, you can simply push 3 bamboo poles into the ground evenly around the sprouts, then lash them together at the top. Plant seeds about 2-3″ apart. We plant two seeds for every pole. Once the vines reach the height of the trellis, we prune the tops which promotes branching from the lower area.
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