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 and mildew where other varieties suffer. Contender is stringless, excellent cooked or eaten right from the garden!

This packet sows two 6-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
4 - 10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
1 seed every

Row Spacing:
18" - 24"

Not required

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperatures are 65°F or warmer. Successive Sowings: Every 7 to 14 days up to 60 days before first fall frost. NOTE: In very hot summer areas, sow as recommended above but skip the heat of summer as daytime temperatures consistently above 90°F will cause bean flowers to drop off (no bean formation).

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: Contender 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 6" - 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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Bean Bush Contender Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds


Item #3034

15.00 grams

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