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Early Contender Bush Bean

The Standard Early Bean
The Standard Early Bean
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  • 14155
  • 2 oz. pack of seed
  • $2.99
  • 14156
  • 1/2 pound of seed
  • $8.99
  • 14157
  • 2 pounds of seed
  • $24.99

Early Contender Bush Bean

Description
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.
Product Details
  • FormUpright, no staking required.
  • LightFull sun.
  • Height12 - 20 inches.
  • Spread12 - 18 inches.
  • SpacingSow 1 inch apart, thin plants to 2 - 3 inches apart, 24 - 36 inches between rows.
  • Zones3 - 9 annual.
  • FoliageGreen foliage.
  • FruitMedium green pods with light tan seeds.
  • Germination6 - 10 days.
  • Soil RequirementsRich, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8.
  • Growth RateMedium growth rate.
  • Seed Count2 oz. packet is approximately 150 seeds, 1/2 lb. is approximately 600 seeds and 2 lbs. is approximately 2400 seeds.
  • CommentsNo staking needed. Tolerant of BCMV, NY and greasy pod disease.
  • Botanical NamePhaseolus vulgaris 'Early Contender'; Family: Fabaceae/Leguminosae (Bean Family).
  • Size6 - 8 inches long x 1/2 inch wide pods.
  • Depth1 - 1.5 inches.
  • Days To Maturity49 Days.
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