Runner beans for hotter climates?
First time to this forum! It looks so interesting.
I live in Tokyo, where we have a hot and humid rainy season in June/July, followed by very hot, in the high nineties sometimes, summer from late July to September, and then about 2 months of very pleasant weather in the seventies till November.
I really really want runner beans! I grew up with them! I have tried Bush runners called Hestia and they are flowering beautifully, but only setting a few pods. I'm sure it's too hot for them, plus there is a noticeable absence of bees in my very small town garden.
Does anyone know a variety of runners that do better in hotter climates, or should I just give up?
BTW, there is a variety of flat beans here in the shops called Morocco. Has anyone heard of this? Google searches have turned up nothing informative. It's paler and smoother than a runner, and not as tasty.