Bean Bush Contender Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Bean Bush Contender Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Phaseolus vulgaris

Item #3034

50 days. Why is this bean called contender? Because it vies for the number one spot among beans! And rightly it should; producing after only 50 days from sowing, and tolerating heat & mildew where other varieties suffer. Contender is stringless, and excellent cooked, or eaten right from the garden!

This packet sows one 6' - 9' row.

Days to Emerge:
10 days

Seed Depth:
1"

Seed Spacing:
2 seeds every
4" to 6"

Row Spacing:
3' - 4'

Thinning:
When 1" tall,
thin to 1 every
4" - 6"


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when temperatures are warm. To produce beans all season, sow a new crop every 7 - 14 days up to 60 days before first fall frost. NOTE: In very hot summer areas, sow in March for June harvest, and August for late September harvest.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: Snap beans are ready to pick when the pod “snaps” or breaks in half cleanly. This is when seeds have just begun to form and the pods are 4" - 8" long. Hold stem with one hand, and the pod with the other hand to avoid pulling off branches which may continue to produce. At season’s end, plants are great compost material, if not diseased.

Artist: Susie Hyer



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