The Scarlet Emperor Bean is a fine, heavy producing variety. It has smooth-textured, stringless 12-15 in. dark-green slightly fuzzy pods with beautiful purple and black mottled beans up to 1 in. long, having a sweeter, more savory, richer flavor than snap beans. Introduced to the US seed trade in the 1800's.
Vigorous climbing vines grow 8-10 ft. tall with large sprays of showy scarlet-orange flowers that are favorites of both bees and hummingbirds. Performs well in cooler weather. Also known as "jewelry beans" for the striking colors and beauty of the dried beans. Seeds are very large. 75 Days.