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Runner bean 'Scarlet Emperor'   

Phaseolus coccineus

  • 33 plantings
  • 6 available for swap
  • 1 wanted
  • 53 stashed

Scarlet Emperor is part of the Phaseolus genus and is a Runner bean variety. Its scientific name is Phaseolus coccineus 'Scarlet Emperor'. Scarlet Emperor is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Scarlet. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Android robot green.

Purple and black mottled beans produce 7-9 inch pods on 6-10 foot vines in 90-95 days. Eat as a snap bean, fresh shelled, or dried. Dried beans will be 1-inch long. The scarlet flowers from this climbing plant will attract bees and hummingbirds.

This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual/Perennial, which is defined as a plant that can matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of one year or more. Scarlet Emperor is known for its Vine habit and growing to a height of approximately 40.0 cm (1.30 feet).

Scarlet Emperor Runner bean is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Scarlet Emperor have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Scarlet Emperor

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Scarlet Emperor is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Scarlet Emperor needs a loamy and clay soil with a ph of 6.0 to 6.8 (weakly acidic soil).

Growing Scarlet Emperor from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 3.9 inches (10.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Scarlet Emperor

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Scarlet Emperor is a tender plant.

Harvesting Scarlet Emperor

Mature pods will be 7-9 inches. If harvesting dry, each bean will be 1-inch.