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Bean Bush 'Contender' Org Seed Pack

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6"–8" long, round-oval, slightly curved stringless pods mature in 50 days. Highly disease resistant and heat-tolerant - a true contender for the best snap bean around!

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Bush beans are one of those deeply satisfying veggies to plant straight into the garden, once the soil warms up. Seeds are large enough to plant at the correct distance, no need to thin, and 'Contender' is fast to reach maturity, about 50 days from date of sowing. If you're new to vegetable gardening and enjoy green snap beans, Contender may be the one for you.


Botanical Name Phaseolus vulgaris
Mature Size Plant 12"–20" tall and wide
Light Sun to partial sun
Cold Hardiness Frost sensitive annual
When to Sow Outside RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 65°F, ideally 70°–85°F.
When to Start Inside Not recommended
Special Germination Instructions Successive Sowings: every 7 to 14 days up to 80 days before your average first fall frost date.
Days to Emerge 6 - 12 days
Seed Depth 1"
Seed Spacing 1 seed every 4"
Row Spacing 24"
Thinning Unnecessary
Maturity Date 50 days.
When to Harvest Snap beans are ready to pick when the pod "snaps" or breaks in half cleanly. This is when the seeds have just begun to form and the pods are several inches long (depending on the variety).
Additional Info At season's end, plants are great compost material if they are disease-free.
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