Runner beans are our absolute favorite perennial bean. If a magical bean truly existed, the runner bean was its inspiration. These beans are gorgeous, yummy, and climb to the sky with ease. And the best part is the more you pick them, the more they produce! Here are some of their benefits...
1) GORGEOUS, EDIBLE BLOOMS - Runner beans are so beautiful that many people grow them as an ornamental plant. The hummingbirds and bees love to dance among their beautiful red, white, and peach flowers. The beautiful blooms are delicious in salads and taste like fresh green beans.
2) GREAT VINING PLANT TO CREATE SHADE - These magic vines will happily scramble up any support you give them, topping out at about 10 feet. They create beautiful shade in the summertime. A runner bean teepee is a gorgeous centerpiece for the garden (and a fun place for kids to hide!)
3) DELICIOUS FOOD THROUGHOUT THE SEASON - There are so many ways to enjoy the food from these plants. You can cook the young immature pods and eat them as delicious green beans. You can eat the beans when they are still soft like shell beans, and you can dry them fully and store them for the rest of the year. Even the roots are edible! Runner bean burritos are a family favorite around here!
Did we mention that they're GORGEOUS? Runner beans are so beautiful that they are used as an ornamental. T
We've collected rare runner bean varieties from around the world and have continued to select for perennial nature, amazing colors, and rich, savory taste. You'll receive a blend of colors from our collection and can enjoy the rich variety of colors of beans and blossoms. Once you taste our runner beans, you'll forget that any other bean ever existed.
This raspberry variety is loved for its rich color and excellent raspberry taste. It will give you a crop its very first season. We'll dig you a fresh plant right out of our patch so you can enjoy these ever-bearing raspberries for years to come. It's a joy to share them with you.
|SUN||Full or part sun
|MOISTURE||Average moisture, good drainage
|GROWING ZONES||USDA 4-9 (Not sure? Find your growing zone here)|
|SIZE||5-6 feet tall and wide|
|PRO TIP||This is an ever-bearing variety. This means that it has the ability to give you 2 crops every year. To take advantage of this, we cut half of our patch to the ground in the winter and the other half we cut to 5 feet. The taller half will give you raspberries in June and the ones you had cut to the ground the previous year will give you berries in the fall until first frost. The next year, rotate the pruning so that you are alternating which half gets cut to the ground and which get tip-pruned to 5 feet. If you want to keep things simpler, you can simply cut everything to the ground in the winter and you will just get one big crop of berries in the fall until frost.|