Great garden centerpiece! Sunset produces unique, beautiful peach coloured flowers that are an excellent meal for many pollinators and hummingbirds. This wonderful heirloom variety grows well in cool weather so even in autumn Sunset continues to grow pods. This bean was one of our most productive beans in our trials. Matures in 67 days. Untreated seed only.
Plant 2 inches deep on slight hills around poles or teepees spaced at 16 inches apart. Grow 4-8 seeds on each hill. Space 3 inches apart if growing on a fence. Sow after all danger of frost has passed and the soil is warm (18 degrees C).
Choose an area with full sun and a rich, deeply worked soil with a pH level of 6.5. Pole Beans are light feeders. The poles, teepees or a trellis should be erected after 2-4 leaves have developed. Hoe to kill weeds. A mulch of compost or straw is beneficial to control weeds and hold moisture. Keep the plants well-watered in dry weather, especially if they are grown on an upright trellis or poles against a shed or house where soil tends to dry out.
Pick young, full size pods when smooth and crisp. Pods are over mature once the beans start to form. Harvest regularly for a constant supply. Scarlet Runner Pole Beans will produce abundant, gorgeous red flowers if the beans are continually picked.
Companions: Carrot, corn, chard, pea, potato, eggplant. Avoid cabbage & onion families.