This website uses cookies

Cookies remember you so we can give you a better service online. By using this website or closing this message, you are agreeing to our Cookies noticeClose
Skip to content
« back to encyclopedia search results

Bean; runner (phaseolus coccineus)

A climbing perennial bean with its origins in Central America. They were listed in English gardening catalogues as early as 1633 ("Gerard"s Herball"). Modern varieties, such as "scarlet runner" have would have been unrecognisable in those early days - as they"ve been bred to have longer pods, and less coarse strings. They are at their best picked when young and sliced. If older a "string" will need removing from each side of the pods before they are boiled.

If you enjoy cooking take a minute to look at ‘Simon Scrutton French Cookery Classes’ on Google – and learn how to make top class bistro-style dishes. Suitable for beginners upwards.

Reviews / Comments

Not yet reviewed

Be the first to add a review