How do I know if these beans are edible?

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Does anyone know if these ornamental beans are edible? Thanks.

q how do i know if these beans are edible
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  • Diane Tietjens Diane Tietjens on Sep 08, 2018

    Take a leaf sample and the picture of the blooms and plant to your county extension office or a university botany department. They should be able to tell you exactly what it is and if it's edible

  • Tom Stuart Tom Stuart on Sep 08, 2018

    These are scarlet runner beans. They will usually climb a 6 foot trellis and still be within reach for picking.

  • Diane Tietjens Diane Tietjens on Sep 08, 2018

    That was my first answer but there are some sneaky imposters in the plant world and decided it would be better to get an expert answer before eating them. Scarlet runners are easy to grow and taste great, Wish they would grow here in AZ

  • Tom Stuart Tom Stuart on Sep 08, 2018

    Yes, safe to eat. Pick them when you have a dozen or so. That will encourage more beans to form.