This tender bean is highly productive, stingless, and tastes best fresh from the garden.
Bean, Contender Bush
$3.50 – $10.45
Bean –Contender – Bush
This tender bean is highly productive, stringless, and tastes best fresh from the garden. This variety came out of a breeding project from the cooperation of several agricultural experiment stations in 1949. It has stuck around for good reason! Beans are tasty and can be frozen or canned. An early variety, Contender beans grow on medium-sized plants with 6″-8″ pods. This variety is tolerant of hot weather, mildew and mosaic bean virus.
Growing Recommendations: Avoid overhead watering to prevent diseases. The more you pick, the more beans the plant will produce. Checking the plant every few days is a good practice. Space the plants 6- 8″ to provide ample airflow and prevent fungal issues.
Harvesting & Storage: Pick regularly to extend the harvest period. When you have enough beans harvested you can let the remaining beans mature and dry them on the vine to use as shell beans. Fresh pole beans freeze well.
|Days to Germination:||5-10|
|Days to Maturity:||50-65+|
|Height at Maturity:||12”-24”|
|Lighting Requirements:||Full Sun|
Package Weight: 9 grams
Approx. 30 seeds
|Dimensions||5.00 × 0.10 × 3.00 in|
packet, 1/2 lb, 1lb