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PlantFiles: Half Runner Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris 'NT Half Runner'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: NT Half Runner

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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Days to Maturity:
51 to 60 days

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Big_Red On Sep 25, 2005, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

A very sweet, tender and prolific green bean. If you keep on picking them, they keep on coming! Did very well for me here in KY in spite of a drought. 6-7 inch long, rather plump snap beans. Delicious!

These beans were found by Bill Best of Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center, Inc of Berea, KY, growing as a mutant in a patch of White Greasy Cut-Short Beans.

Available at: Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center, Inc.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Inverness, Florida
Bethelridge, Kentucky
Calvert City, Kentucky
Goldvein, Virginia

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