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Basic Collection Information and Status
Runner Bean (Phaseolus coccineus, Fabaceae)Cultural Affiliation n/a
Collection Site New Mexico, United States (latitude: 35°; altitude: 5,500 ft / 1,700 m)
Collection Year 1996
Accession Status Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
White-flowered variety that produces large, white seeds. Produces 4 ft vines. The fastest-maturing scarlet runner at the Conservation Farm (4,000'). The NS/S Collection was made from a farmer at Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico.
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Characterization and Evaluation
There are currently no observational data available for this accession. If you have made observations of this accession and are willing to share them, please contact us.
|Runner Bean Introduction||Cultivation Instructions||Seed Saving Instructions|
|Large and showy flowers make this an attractive garden plant. The large pods can be eaten as green beans or you can use the beans dried. Not suitable for low desert.||Plant 1" deep and 6" apart in the spring after danger of frost is past. Plants can be bush or produce long vines which need to be trellised. Flowers may drop with no pod set if daytime temperatures are too high.||An annual that is insect pollinated, so varieties will cross. Harvest dried pods throughout the growing season.|