as Scarlet Runner or Multiflora bean. This specie originated from the mountains
of Central America. Most varieties have red flowers and multicolored seeds and
are often grown as ornamental plants. The green pods however are edible before
they become fibrous and the seeds can be used fresh or as dried beans. The vine
can climb up to two meters or more.
Specific white flowering and white
seeded varieties that have been developed are also being used in the processing
industry. All these varieties need a minimum of 12 hours day length to set.
is one of the few seed companies that is still running an important maintenance
and breeding program. New stringless lines have been introduced and recently we
have introduced a light independent variety.