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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
A great bush bean for gardeners in northern climates or those who just can't wait for the start of fresh green bean season. Early Contender starts producing nearly a week ahead of most bean varieties. Bears plenty of 6- to 8-in. stringless pods that cook up tender and with a good green bean flavor. Freezes and cans with no loss of quality. Because it requires such a short season, Early Contender is also a good choice for the fall garden. Exhibits good disease and heat tolerance. Bush plants have an upright form and require no staking. Performs best when planted in full sun and in well-drained soil. 49 DAYS.
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  • 14155
  • 2 oz. pkt of seeds
  • $2.99
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  • 1/2 lb of seeds
  • $8.99
  • 14157
  • 2 lbs of seeds
  • $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.
  • 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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