Organic French Runner Bean: Emergo. Phaseolus coccineus.
Emergo is a strong climbing runner bean. It is very productive with white flowers and very long, thick and dark green pods. It has a nice taste, but it is different from the ordinary runner bean.
How to grow:
Sow April to June for harvest July to October. Pick out beans that are ready and in this way you’ll keep getting more. When the pods have become very thick you can eat the beans inside.
It is resistant to wind and can be used as a wind break. Create strong support for them to climb up and plant 3 beans 3 – 4 cms deep (to keep off mice and birds) at the base of each supporting post.
Keep slugs off when young apart from that really hassle free.
Favourite ways to eat them:
Eat the nutritious crunchy pods whole when young, or just the beans inside if they’ve become too old. Either way, a deliciious addition to stir fries and stews. The combination of beans and rice is well known worldwide, the combination makes up a complete or whole protein – defined as a food source of protein that contains an adequate proportion of each of the nine essential amino acids necessary in the human diet. Perfect if you’re vegan.
Beans can be frozen for use later, blanch first.
An ancient crop, one of the oldest we cultivated. Originating from the south and central Americas, it has been grown in Europe since the 16th century.
Avg contents: 25 seeds.