Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Renee's Painted Lady Runner Beans Arrived




My seeds ordered from Renee's Garden arrived. I love the seeds for the runner beans. Beautiful large mocha and chocolate color. The seed package states that the runner bean is an antique dating back to the 19th century. Vines will climb 8 to 10 feet and the blossom is edible. I wouldn't waste my time eating the blossom when the bean it will produce is so delicious.

7 comments:

Ki said...

Yow! You sure those giant beans aren't Jack's beans. You know-Jack and the beanstalk.

Anonymous said...

I planted those beans last year and they were beautiful (bought the seeds at Descanso Gardens). They're already coming up again.

janelle said...

Thanks for sharing that they are edible. I only bought them for climbers and now I can enjoy eating them too.

Anonymous said...

I would be interested to know how to "cook" these beans? Must I dry them first, and then find a recipe, or can you boil them and eat them perhaps with a sauce, or stir fry them? Have a lot of them!

Ben

Anonymous said...

I was not clear in my earlier comment, I eat the lovely green beans of this plant, but it is the seed of the plant I am interested to know about..how to cook.

earlysnowdrop said...

Seeing the seeds is probably misleading. The plant produces long thick green beans which can be prepared by slicing into pieces about an 1 1/2 inch long. (Don't let them grow too long or they wil be tough.) Then a simple cooking on stovetop or in the microwave is all it takes. If by chance you miss picking a bean before it creates these monster-sized seeds, you can shell the bean and toss the seeds into the pan to cook as well. Enjoy!

angie said...

This link has a recipe for cooking

http://agardenerstable.com/2013/01/30/a-bean-worth-drying-the-scarlet-runner/

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