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Shinshu Runner Beans

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Unique bean from Japan, with the largest bean we have seen, 8 to 12 ft vines with red flowers

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The Shinshu Runner Phaseolus coccineus. Unique bean from Japan, with the largest bean we have seen, 8 to 12 ft vines with red flowers.

Shinshu Runner Phaseolus coccineus

This species originated from the mountains of Central America. Most varieties have red flowers and multicolored seeds . Although some have white flowers and white seeds. Also they are often grown as ornamental plants. The vine can grow to 3 m (9 ft) or more in length.

It differs from the common bean (P. vulgaris) in several respects: the cotyledons stay in the ground during germination, and the plant is a perennial vine with tuberous roots (though it is usually treated as an annual).

 

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