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Scarlet runner bean update

scarlet runner beans

The scarlet runner beans are over 7 feet tall.

I'll bet they could go as high as 50 feet under the right conditions?

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I planted bush Kentucky Wonder beans with my tomatoes. Two of them are well over 12 ft! The rest I used smaller supports so they are now growing toward the ground now. I need to add shade cloth so I will me pruning back to 7 ft.
Comment by Tom Sun Jun 28 21:32:40 2015

I planted some scarlet runners at the base of a power pole guy wire one year. They climbed up to the top of the power pole, and got tangled in the power lines. It was amazing. I had to use a dry bamboo pole to knock the dried pods down. Estimated height of the power lines 25 ft. So 50 ft might be a good estimate.

Comment by James Mon Jun 29 08:45:37 2015

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