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'White Half Runner' Beans
 
Sub-Category: Bush
Dry
 
Description: Bush dry bean with runners bearing stringless, 4 1/2-inch pods. Not recommended for northern climates. Thrives in heat and little water.
Days To Maturity: 60
Seed Sources: Henry Field's Seed and Nursery Co. - updated in 2013

 
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Reviewed on 03/03/2008 by Gombasz - An experienced gardener

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Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This small bean did poorly for me in 2007. We had an unusually dry, hot Summer in central NJ and it just did not perform well. In past years it did better for me. Has a pleasant flavor.
 

Reviewed on 02/25/2008 by Little Bit Farm - An experienced gardener

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Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I have grown this variety for many years. It is an excellent bean. The pods are shorter, and do have a string. However, the flavor is excellent, and they make good beans whether green, as shelly beans, and also make a good dry white bean. They are very productive. These beans have been my husband's favorite as green beans. They are really nice grown as wide beds, as they will smother weeds. However, the searching for beans can be a little daunting, and a very few are lost to mold from being next to the soil. However, the benefits to growing them this way out weigh the truly small loss. No weeds will survive the White half runners.
 
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Reviewed on 07/24/2007 by BillV -

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Monongalia, West Virginia, United States
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Don't know why this is called a bush bean. At least the one from Burpee grows over a 6' trellis and half way back down. Very heavy yield and excellent taste.
 

Reviewed on 05/14/2006 by farmerdill - An experienced gardener

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Richmond, Georgia, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This cultivar is usually sold in the south as the White Half Runner or the Missisippie Skip Bean. It is a very basic half runner. Good producer. Good flavor. Grows as well as the other half runners but no better. It does not tolerate heat or drought any better than others. I have to plant early and forget about July and August. Primary use as a green sanp bean.
 
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