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Early Contender Bush Bean
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Early Contender Bush Bean

The Standard Early Bean

  • A customer favorite year after year
  • Produces a week earlier than many varieties
  • Bears 6-8 in. stringless pods
  • Great for fresh eating, canning and freezing
  • Disease-tolerant bush plants
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.
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  • 14155
  • 2 oz. pack of seed
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  • 2 pounds of seed
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Product Details

  • 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.
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Fruit: Medium green pods with light tan seeds.
  • Days To Maturity: 49 Days.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual.
  • Germination: 6 - 10 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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