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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Scalet Runner Beans

    Hi all, Has anyone grown Scarlet Runner Beans & if so what are the pros &
    cons of growing them. Most important pro being do they taste good??. Thanks
    for your input. John

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    songbird Guest

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    [email protected] wrote:
    > Hi all, Has anyone grown Scarlet Runner Beans & if so what are the pros &
    > cons of growing them. Most important pro being do they taste good??. Thanks
    > for your input. John


    check with rec.gardens.edible and/or rec.gardens

    i've not grown them here yet. had them on my list
    to get this year but skipped that item accidentally
    when i put my order in.


    songbird

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    George Shirley Guest

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    On 4/7/2012 7:08 PM, [email protected] wrote:
    > Hi all, Has anyone grown Scarlet Runner Beans& if so what are the pros&
    > cons of growing them. Most important pro being do they taste good??. Thanks
    > for your input. John

    We grew them on a teepee one year for the grandkids to play in. They
    taste a lot like green beans and are cooked like green beans. They are a
    climbing bean and they will climb a lot, be sure you keep an eye on them
    or they will take over your garden. I grew them again one year and had
    them on a four-foot high hurricane fence, they looked really nice there
    and got a lot of sunshine and produced well.

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    Ross@home Guest

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    On Sun, 8 Apr 2012 00:08:32 GMT, [email protected] wrote:

    >Hi all, Has anyone grown Scarlet Runner Beans & if so what are the pros &
    >cons of growing them. Most important pro being do they taste good??. Thanks
    >for your input. John


    My favourite "green bean". We grow them on several tepees made from
    six 8-foot bamboo stakes tied at the top. Not the greatest producer in
    our experience but, picked early, flavour makes up for that. Beans are
    more flat than round and not as smooth as regular green beans.
    Humminbirds love the blossoms.
    OB preserving. We blanch and freeze as many as we can after I've eaten
    my fill of fresh-picked.

    Ross.

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    George Shirley Guest

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    On 4/8/2012 9:34 AM, Ross@home wrote:
    > On Sun, 8 Apr 2012 00:08:32 GMT, [email protected] wrote:
    >
    >> Hi all, Has anyone grown Scarlet Runner Beans& if so what are the pros&
    >> cons of growing them. Most important pro being do they taste good??. Thanks
    >> for your input. John

    >
    > My favourite "green bean". We grow them on several tepees made from
    > six 8-foot bamboo stakes tied at the top. Not the greatest producer in
    > our experience but, picked early, flavour makes up for that. Beans are
    > more flat than round and not as smooth as regular green beans.
    > Humminbirds love the blossoms.
    > OB preserving. We blanch and freeze as many as we can after I've eaten
    > my fill of fresh-picked.
    >
    > Ross.

    I've done the scarlet runners that way and have also pressure canned
    them, all with good results.

    We're harvesting the last of the winter carrots today plus some spring
    green peas. Easter dinner is a small ham with pineapple slices and
    maraschino cherries (shades of the forties and fifties), carrots and
    peas cooked together with carrots and dill, baked sweet potatoes and a
    nice loaf of home made bread. We have ginger snaps I made two days ago
    with fresh grated ginger, ground ginger, and candied ginger. In addition
    my lovely wife made kumquat cookies yesterday. We have a friend coming
    over at noon for our dinner so we put the festive table cloth on this
    morning.

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    zxcvbob Guest

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    [email protected] wrote:
    > Hi all, Has anyone grown Scarlet Runner Beans & if so what are the pros &
    > cons of growing them. Most important pro being do they taste good??. Thanks
    > for your input. John



    They taste really good (one of the best) even when you let them get too
    big and they look like they ought to be tough. They don't produce as
    heavily as other pole beans. The bright red flowers are interesting and
    kind of pretty.

    I've never tried canning or freezing them.

    -Bob

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    George Shirley Guest

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    On 4/8/2012 7:50 PM, zxcvbob wrote:
    > [email protected] wrote:
    >> Hi all, Has anyone grown Scarlet Runner Beans & if so what are the pros &
    >> cons of growing them. Most important pro being do they taste good??.
    >> Thanks
    >> for your input. John

    >
    >
    > They taste really good (one of the best) even when you let them get too
    > big and they look like they ought to be tough. They don't produce as
    > heavily as other pole beans. The bright red flowers are interesting and
    > kind of pretty.
    >
    > I've never tried canning or freezing them.
    >
    > -Bob

    Pretty much like green beans Bob. Might grow some more after we move.
    Will be closer to the great grands and can build some bamboo teepees for
    the beans to climb.

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    Ross@home Guest

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    On Sun, 08 Apr 2012 20:47:29 -0500, George Shirley
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 4/8/2012 7:50 PM, zxcvbob wrote:
    >> [email protected] wrote:
    >>> Hi all, Has anyone grown Scarlet Runner Beans & if so what are the pros &
    >>> cons of growing them. Most important pro being do they taste good??.
    >>> Thanks
    >>> for your input. John

    >>
    >>
    >> They taste really good (one of the best) even when you let them get too
    >> big and they look like they ought to be tough. They don't produce as
    >> heavily as other pole beans. The bright red flowers are interesting and
    >> kind of pretty.
    >>
    >> I've never tried canning or freezing them.
    >>
    >> -Bob

    >Pretty much like green beans Bob. Might grow some more after we move.
    >Will be closer to the great grands and can build some bamboo teepees for
    >the beans to climb.


    E-Z T-P
    Six 8- foot bamboo poles.
    An old bicycle inner tube cut into lengthwise strips.
    Tie bamboo poles all together near the top with inner tube strips.
    Plenty of give in the inner tube strips to spead the poles apart into
    teepee shape yet hold them solidly together for the whole season.
    http://tinypic.com/r/33za4j9/5

    Ross.

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    George Shirley Guest

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    On 4/9/2012 8:36 AM, Ross@home wrote:
    > On Sun, 08 Apr 2012 20:47:29 -0500, George Shirley
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 4/8/2012 7:50 PM, zxcvbob wrote:
    >>> [email protected] wrote:
    >>>> Hi all, Has anyone grown Scarlet Runner Beans& if so what are the pros&
    >>>> cons of growing them. Most important pro being do they taste good??.
    >>>> Thanks
    >>>> for your input. John
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> They taste really good (one of the best) even when you let them get too
    >>> big and they look like they ought to be tough. They don't produce as
    >>> heavily as other pole beans. The bright red flowers are interesting and
    >>> kind of pretty.
    >>>
    >>> I've never tried canning or freezing them.
    >>>
    >>> -Bob

    >> Pretty much like green beans Bob. Might grow some more after we move.
    >> Will be closer to the great grands and can build some bamboo teepees for
    >> the beans to climb.

    >
    > E-Z T-P
    > Six 8- foot bamboo poles.
    > An old bicycle inner tube cut into lengthwise strips.
    > Tie bamboo poles all together near the top with inner tube strips.
    > Plenty of give in the inner tube strips to spead the poles apart into
    > teepee shape yet hold them solidly together for the whole season.
    > http://tinypic.com/r/33za4j9/5
    >
    > Ross.

    Are those price tags on the bamboo Ross? Around this part of the south
    you just go by someone's bamboo patch and ask permission to cut poles.
    My chiropractor has a patch behind his office. We get bean and tomato
    poles there when we need them. Pull them out of the ground at the end of
    the season and put them away for next use. We do have to dry them on a
    rack before using as the green ones will make roots and start growing.

    Lots of folks that live along busy highways plant them along their
    frontage to cut down on traffic noise. Running bamboo can become very
    invasive it you don't mow around it regularly and keep a watch for
    runners sprouting.

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    [email protected] Guest

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    Thanks for the help all. I'm heading to the seed store to get some right
    now. John

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    wrote:

    > Hi all, Has anyone grown Scarlet Runner Beans & if so what are the pros &
    > cons of growing them. Most important pro being do they taste good??. Thanks
    > for your input. John


    Ask at the gardening group, John. I believe it's rec.gardens.edible.
    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller September 5, 2011

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    RussianFoodDire Guest

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    The Scarlett Runner Beans I had last Summer bloomed all summer long,
    great flowers, so pretty. But no pods appeared until the weather started
    to get a little cooler near autumn.




    --
    RussianFoodDire

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    Dave Balderstone Guest

    Default Re: Scalet Runner Beans

    In article <[email protected]>,
    RussianFoodDire <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The Scarlett Runner Beans I had last Summer bloomed all summer long,
    > great flowers, so pretty. But no pods appeared until the weather started
    > to get a little cooler near autumn.


    I wonder if there was a problem with pollinators. Was there a lot of
    pesticide spraying in your area?

    --
    Woodworking and more at <http://www.woodenwabbits.com>

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    Chemiker Guest

    Default Re: Scalet Runner Beans

    On Sun, 8 Apr 2012 00:08:32 GMT, [email protected] wrote:

    >Hi all, Has anyone grown Scarlet Runner Beans & if so what are the pros &
    >cons of growing them. Most important pro being do they taste good??. Thanks
    >for your input. John


    Yup, they're a decent addition to any garden. the younger pods can be
    cooked like green beans, and late in the season the remaining pods can
    be shelled to make dried storage beans. Flavor's ok. I'd like to put
    some in, but the seeds are hard to find here in Gulf Coast Texas.

    Don't know of any cons. they are attractive and tasty, and easy to
    grow if you feed them well.

    Alex

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    George Shirley Guest

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    On 5/2/2012 2:35 PM, Chemiker wrote:
    > On Sun, 8 Apr 2012 00:08:32 GMT, [email protected] wrote:
    >
    >> Hi all, Has anyone grown Scarlet Runner Beans& if so what are the pros&
    >> cons of growing them. Most important pro being do they taste good??. Thanks
    >> for your input. John

    >
    > Yup, they're a decent addition to any garden. the younger pods can be
    > cooked like green beans, and late in the season the remaining pods can
    > be shelled to make dried storage beans. Flavor's ok. I'd like to put
    > some in, but the seeds are hard to find here in Gulf Coast Texas.
    >
    > Don't know of any cons. they are attractive and tasty, and easy to
    > grow if you feed them well.
    >
    > Alex

    Here in SW Louisiana I always had to order the seed from somewhere else,
    same thing when we grew them in SE Texas. Never tried them when we lived
    in Houston area or Corpus Christi.

    George
    R.O.F.T. (Retired Oil Field Trash)

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