Pink and black beans???

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7:57 PM - Aug 24, 2003 #1

I've harvested some beans today from a plant my daughter brought home from school. In my ignorance I had assumed it was a runner bean and that the beans would be green - but they're pink with black spots! Anyone know what they are?
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7:59 PM - Aug 24, 2003 #2

Not another bean to identify
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8:04 PM - Aug 24, 2003 #3

Crikey, I bought a pint of bean seeds year before last, from the farm shop. They were a lovely fuschia pink and black mottled....now what the HECK was the name.
Might have been Scarlet Emperor. Im sure someone will know.[img]http:////www.realgardeners.co.uk/images/signatures/paulenesig.gif[/img]
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8:14 PM - Aug 24, 2003 #4

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I think you have got runner beans. I use Scarlet Emperor and the beans are definitely black and pink - the actual beans are probably quite tiny so that's good. If they are as big as your fingernail then would be a bit tough.
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8:17 PM - Aug 24, 2003 #5

These beans are pretty big - nearly an inch long - does that mean they're Scarlet Emperor and I've left them too long? I didn't know runner beans could be different colors!
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8:27 PM - Aug 24, 2003 #6

Probably not Scarlet Emperor then - mostly for planting purposes they are a half to 3/4" long - really don't know what you've got there!!!! Laurel
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