Scarlet Runner Beans - Inquiry

Asked June 23, 2020, 7:37 AM EDT

Can you actually 'can' Scarlet Runner Beans when harvesting young? How would you store these? Can they be frozen?

Butler County Ohio

1 Response

Thank you for your question! Scarlet runner beans are a type of pole bean and can be preserved by freezing or canning. Refer to these links for step by step instructions for preserving your beans.

National Center for Home Food Preservation: Freezing, https://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_04/beans_lima_shelled.html; Canning using a dial-gauge or weighted-gauge pressure canner, https://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_04/beans_lima_shelled.html.

Refer to this link for more information regarding Scarlet runner beans https://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/runner-beans-are-beautiful-edible. You can also reach out to your local OSU Extension office for more information on food preservation. Here is the OSUE-Butler County linkhttps://butler.osu.edu/ and phone number is 513-887-3722.