Monday, November 14, 2011

Scarlet

Scarlet Runner Beans that is.  I don't have the picture of the greenery and the red flowers that these little beans produce in the summer months.  They produce beans also.  We let them dry out and then take them out of the pods and we can replant them in the spring.  They are edible if picked early.  If you pick the beans they will keep flowering and making more bean pods.  The bean itself is very pretty!  We got a good crop this year and we are going to share with the hubbies sister as she don't have anymore for next year.I got this picture from the Internet.  Hope you all had a great day.

6 comments:

Terry and Linda said...

AH YES! I love Scarlet Runner beans. Great photos and a neat post!

Linda
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Linda said...

I need to grow some of those........my mom use to and I hadn't thought of them in years.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Very fascinating! I've heard of them before but never seen them. And I had no idea you could eat them. Do you just cook up a pot of beans? Do they have a distinctive taste? They sure are pretty! Do they keep that lovely color after they are cooked?

~Lisa

Far Side of Fifty said...

Very pretty beans. I grew them a few years..I gave them a bean pole..the deer loved them:(

Crystal said...

I had heard of them, but never even thought that they really were scarlet!! How silly is that???

Stacey's Treasures said...

I've never seen such pretty beans!