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Early Contender Bush Beans

The Standard Early Bean


Starts producing nearly a week ahead of most varieties. Bears 6- to 8-in. stringless pods and nothing stops it! Cooks up tender; cans and freezes with no loss of quality. 49 DAYS.
  • Zone 3 - 9 annual.
  • Height 12 - 20 inches.
  • Germination 6 - 10 days.
  • Shade Required Full sun.

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  • 14155
  • Pkt.-2oz per packet
  • $2.99
  • 14156
  • 1/2 lb.
  • $8.99
  • 14157
  • 2 lbs
  • $24.99
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  • Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris 'Early Contender'; Family: Fabaceae/Leguminosae (Bean Family).
  • Height: 12 - 20 inches.
  • Spacing: Sow 1 inch apart, thin plants to 2 - 3 inches apart, 24 - 36 inches between rows.
  • Depth: 1 - 1.5 inches.
  • Spread: 12 - 18 inches
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Fruit: Medium green pods with light tan seeds.
  • Days To Maturity: 49 Days.
  • Form: Upright, no staking required.
  • Soil Requirements: Rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Seed Count: 2 oz. packet is approximately 150 seeds, 1/2 lb. is approximately 600 seeds and 2 lbs. is approximately 2400 seeds.
  • Size: 6 - 8 inches long x 1/2 inch wide pods.
  • Comments: No staking needed. Tolerant of BCMV, NY and greasy pod disease.

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