White flowers and pods of runner bean 'White Lady'

Five of the best runner beans to grow

Discover some of the best runner bean varieties to grow.

Runner beans (Phaseolus coccineus) are one of the easiest crops to grow, bearing masses of long, sweet-tasting beans all summer long. While they can reach 2-3m tall, they don’t take up much ground space – grow them on the veg plot or scrambling up a wigwam in a border. You can even grow them a large container.

Find out all you need to know about growing runner beans in our runner bean Grow Guide.

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