A stunning selection, truly unique. Good for freezing, canning and as dry beans.
Sunset Runner Bean History
(Phaseolus coccines) A stunning selection, truly unique. Uniquely colored peach blooms appear very early in the seasons and are followed by abundant crops of shiny black beans on 6′ vines. Excellent centerpiece for any garden. Good for freezing, canning and as a dry bean. Rarely offered out-side of Europe. 65-70 days.
Growing Sunset Runner Bean Seeds
Start sowing runner beans in spring and keep sowing every couple of weeks until early summer to spread out the harvest. Exactly when to sow will depend on your climate. The earliest seeds can be sown in modules or seed trays in a greenhouse, tunnel or on a sunny windowsill for transplanting later on. Runner beans dislike cold soil, so wait until the soil has warmed to at least 10ºC (50ºF) before planting them out. You can warm soil a week or so in advance of sowing or planting using cold frames, cloches, row cover tunnels or even just sheets of plastic.
Preserving And Storing Sunset Runner Pole Bean
If you have space in the freezer than freezing runner beans is one of the easiest methods of preservation. Simply ‘blanche’ runner beans by popping them in boiling water for one minute before cooling them under a cold tap. Spread out the beans on a baking tray in the coldest part of your freezer to ensure they do not all freeze together, then, as soon as they are frozen, place the frozen beans into storage containers and place back in the freezer for use as and when required.
Sunset Runner Beans Recipe
If you can’t find flat runner beans, use any color snap, wax, or French beans and reduce the cooking time.
- Naturally fat free
- low in calories
- Naturally high in fibre
- A high protein food as 29% of its calories come from protein which contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass and normal bones.
- High in folate which contributes to normal function of the immune system and reduces tiredness and fatigue.
- A source of vitamin C
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