See also: Beans, Dried; Beans
First described in 1750, this beautiful large bean is usually purple with mottled black, but can often be lavender. The Scarlet runner, named after its flower, has a long history in Great Britain and other parts of Europe. It can be picked young when both pod and beans can be eaten.
Scarlet Runner Bean
(Photo by Chef James;
Beans courtesy of
Purcell Mountain Farms)
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