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:
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