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Runner bean 'State Half Runner'

Phaseolus coccineus

  • 3 plantings
  • 0 available for swap
  • 1 wanted
  • 1 stashed

State Half Runner is a variety of Runner bean which is a member of the Phaseolus family. Its botanical name is Phaseolus coccineus 'State Half Runner'. State Half Runner is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety.

60 days.Short, 3’ semi-vining plants produce 4" pods that have a very strong, beany taste. Popular in many areas and high yielding; bushy vines do not require staking. Selected by West Virginia University. – Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

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. State Half Runner is known for its Erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 40.0 cm (1.30 feet).

State Half Runner Runner bean is normally fairly low maintenance and 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 State Half Runner have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow State Half Runner

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Does not require staking.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. State Half Runner is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. State Half Runner needs a loamy and clay soil with a ph of 6.0 to 6.8 (weakly acidic soil).

Growing State Half Runner from seed

Sow 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 3.9 inches (10.0 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 16°C / 61°F.

Transplanting State Half Runner

State Half Runner is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting State Half Runner