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.
Phaseolus vulgaris ‘Early Contender’
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
Yield: 100 pounds/100 foot row
Size: 2 Lb
Fruit: Medium green pods with light tan seeds. 6 – 8 inches long x 1/2 inch wide pods.
Days To Maturity: 49 Days
Germination: 6 – 10 Days
Form: Vegetable, Bush Bean
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.
Foliage: Green foliage.
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