Snap Bean 'White Half Runner' Seeds

Heirloom. Heavy yields of tender green pods.

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White Half Runner was first seen in seed catalogs in 1825 and was brought over by the early German settlers to the Carolinas. They have a distinctively sweet, rich flavor and yield early with or without support. These plants produce heavy amounts of tender green pods, 4½" long that are excellent fresh, frozen or canned. Runner beans’ pretty flowers are also edible and have a distinct bean flavor; they also attract hummingbirds. Like other beans they are an outstanding source of protein.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Phaseolus vulgaris
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 7 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1 in.
When to Sow Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
Plant Spacing 3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Growth Habit Pole
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 50-60
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost
Seed Collecting Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 50