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{"id":9985044424,"title":"Bean Seeds - Bush - Contender","handle":"bean-bush-contender","description":"\u003cp\u003e55 days. Contender bush beans. \u003cem\u003ePhaseolus vulgaris\u003c\/em\u003e. Annual. Non-GMO. Mature faster than most others and can be harvested as early as fifty days after planting seeds, making them excellent for environments with a late final frost date. They are a bush variety seed, so they don’t need support to grow upright. Plants produce harvests each year in the summer. Contender Bush Bean seeds start producing a week ahead of most bean varieties. Each plant produces 6- 8” garden green bean seed pods. They tolerate mosaic virus, greasy pod and heat. ~87 seeds\/ounce.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Non-GMO Contender Bush Bean Vegetable Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLatin Name:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cem\u003ePhaseolus vulgaris\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 50-70\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Germination:\u003c\/strong\u003e 5-8\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSeeding Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 18-24\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 18-24\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePole Bean Height:\u003c\/strong\u003e 12-24\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Bushy upright\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Organically fertilized, moist, well-drained\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemperature Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e 65-85 °F\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eContender Bush Bean Color:\u003c\/strong\u003e Classic greens pods\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eContender Bush Bean Flavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Consistently crunchy and juicy\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHow to Grow Contender Bush Beans from Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBush bean can be started indoors, but performs best if sown directly after the final spring frost. Sow 2-3 seeds 1” deep and 2-3” apart in moist, organically rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Whether direct sowing or transplanting, thin out strongest starts to every 18-24” in the garden as true leaves establish. Beans need light and consistent watering but, when doing so, water as close to the root as possible to avoid saturating greens known to cause root rot and mildew.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePlants thrive from a top layer of mulch to help cool soil and roots. Avoid nitrogen-rich fertilizers which will cause excessive vegetative growth with minimal bean pod production.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eContender Bush Beans in the Vegetable Garden\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGreen beans can be grown indoors, however due to their size and requirement of having full sun, outdoors is best. To get started, sow the seeds just one inch beneath the surface in a loose soil, with four inches between plants and eighteen to twenty four inches between rows. Beans need light, but even, watering. Because the leaves can become afflicted with disease if made wet, you should water as close to the root as possible.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you do find that a leaf has become diseased, remove it from the plant immediately, as the disease can spread. You can begin harvesting beans when they are about three to five inches long; this will usually be around fifty to seventy days. Leaving mature beans on the plant can stop or slow production, so be sure to keep an eye on these rapid growers! Seeds can be stored in a cool dry place for future use!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHarvesting Contender Bush Beans\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMost varieties of bush bean are ready to harvest at about 50-60 days from sowing or once the pods are 3-5” long. Harvest often to encourage fruiting and to ensure pods do not dehydrate on the vine. Although some pods may pull cleanly from the vine, use a knife or shears for more fibrous pods to avoid accidental damage to the plant. Like many crops in the garden, it is widely believed that beans are best harvested in the morning for optimal sugar content.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAbout Contender Bush Bean Garden Seeds\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eContender bush bean is our #1 selling bean for three years running now. There is a good reason for that--taste and reliability.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eContender is an early bush bean, that is reliable, heavy yielding, and considered by many to be the earliest producing bean at an amazing 40-45 days!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eContender bean is perfect for short, cool seasons where other beans may not perform well. This bean is mildew tolerant and still does well in hot weather.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eContender bean pods are 6\" long, stringless, medium-sized, and slightly curved. Plants grow 12-22\" tall. Contender beans are excellent straight from your garden or cooked.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eContender Beans are recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. CA, FL, TX\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eThe Texas Gardener Magazine says about Contender bean seeds...\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\"The most common type in our Texas gardens is the standard round-podded types. One that is an old standard with Texas gardeners is ‘Contender.’ This bean consistently produces nice crops of good quality pods and does well in many different soils and climates. I have conducted trials for a number of years and although ‘Contender’ has never been the winner in productivity, it was always in the top group.\"\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e***In our taste test people said Contender was milder in flavor compared to some other bush beans, but much more tender making it perfect for stir-frys or fresh in salads.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eContender Bush Bean Seeds Per Package:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e18 g - Packet - Approximately 55 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e30g - Packet - Approximately 90 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4oz - Wholesale - Approximately 350 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Wholesale - Approximately 1,400 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lb - Bulk - Approximately 7,000‬ Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 lb - Bulk - Approximately 35,000‬ Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO Contender bush bean seeds are available for \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/0zqektaqxl55lidk-20162681.shopifypreview.com\/pages\/shipping-information\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFast Free Shipping\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e on orders over $45.\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2017-06-27T15:29:40-06:00","created_at":"2017-06-27T15:29:45-06:00","vendor":"Mountain Valley Seed Co.","type":"Vegetable Seeds","tags":["50-59 Days","Annual","Bean","Full Sun","Green","Heirloom","Heirloom_web","Non-GMO","Open Pollinated","Packet","Seeds","veg_bean","Vegetable","Warmer","Zone 3","Zone 4","Zone 5","Zone 6","Zone 7","Zone 8","Zone 9"],"price":249,"price_min":249,"price_max":6292,"available":false,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":31778920202355,"title":"30 g Packet","option1":"30 g Packet","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"48434","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":4611986489459,"product_id":9985044424,"position":1,"created_at":"2018-08-07T09:46:39-06:00","updated_at":"2020-06-09T12:26:22-06:00","alt":"Bean - 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Contender bush beans. \u003cem\u003ePhaseolus vulgaris\u003c\/em\u003e. Annual. Non-GMO. Mature faster than most others and can be harvested as early as fifty days after planting seeds, making them excellent for environments with a late final frost date. They are a bush variety seed, so they don’t need support to grow upright. Plants produce harvests each year in the summer. Contender Bush Bean seeds start producing a week ahead of most bean varieties. Each plant produces 6- 8” garden green bean seed pods. They tolerate mosaic virus, greasy pod and heat. ~87 seeds\/ounce.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Non-GMO Contender Bush Bean Vegetable Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLatin Name:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cem\u003ePhaseolus vulgaris\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 50-70\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Germination:\u003c\/strong\u003e 5-8\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSeeding Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 18-24\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 18-24\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePole Bean Height:\u003c\/strong\u003e 12-24\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Bushy upright\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Organically fertilized, moist, well-drained\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemperature Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e 65-85 °F\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eContender Bush Bean Color:\u003c\/strong\u003e Classic greens pods\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eContender Bush Bean Flavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Consistently crunchy and juicy\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHow to Grow Contender Bush Beans from Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBush bean can be started indoors, but performs best if sown directly after the final spring frost. Sow 2-3 seeds 1” deep and 2-3” apart in moist, organically rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Whether direct sowing or transplanting, thin out strongest starts to every 18-24” in the garden as true leaves establish. Beans need light and consistent watering but, when doing so, water as close to the root as possible to avoid saturating greens known to cause root rot and mildew.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePlants thrive from a top layer of mulch to help cool soil and roots. Avoid nitrogen-rich fertilizers which will cause excessive vegetative growth with minimal bean pod production.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eContender Bush Beans in the Vegetable Garden\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGreen beans can be grown indoors, however due to their size and requirement of having full sun, outdoors is best. To get started, sow the seeds just one inch beneath the surface in a loose soil, with four inches between plants and eighteen to twenty four inches between rows. Beans need light, but even, watering. Because the leaves can become afflicted with disease if made wet, you should water as close to the root as possible.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you do find that a leaf has become diseased, remove it from the plant immediately, as the disease can spread. You can begin harvesting beans when they are about three to five inches long; this will usually be around fifty to seventy days. Leaving mature beans on the plant can stop or slow production, so be sure to keep an eye on these rapid growers! Seeds can be stored in a cool dry place for future use!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHarvesting Contender Bush Beans\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMost varieties of bush bean are ready to harvest at about 50-60 days from sowing or once the pods are 3-5” long. Harvest often to encourage fruiting and to ensure pods do not dehydrate on the vine. Although some pods may pull cleanly from the vine, use a knife or shears for more fibrous pods to avoid accidental damage to the plant. Like many crops in the garden, it is widely believed that beans are best harvested in the morning for optimal sugar content.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAbout Contender Bush Bean Garden Seeds\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eContender bush bean is our #1 selling bean for three years running now. There is a good reason for that--taste and reliability.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eContender is an early bush bean, that is reliable, heavy yielding, and considered by many to be the earliest producing bean at an amazing 40-45 days!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eContender bean is perfect for short, cool seasons where other beans may not perform well. This bean is mildew tolerant and still does well in hot weather.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eContender bean pods are 6\" long, stringless, medium-sized, and slightly curved. Plants grow 12-22\" tall. Contender beans are excellent straight from your garden or cooked.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eContender Beans are recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. CA, FL, TX\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eThe Texas Gardener Magazine says about Contender bean seeds...\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\"The most common type in our Texas gardens is the standard round-podded types. One that is an old standard with Texas gardeners is ‘Contender.’ This bean consistently produces nice crops of good quality pods and does well in many different soils and climates. 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55 days. Contender bush beans. Phaseolus vulgaris. Annual. Non-GMO. Mature faster than most others and can be harvested as early as fifty days after planting seeds, making them excellent for environments with a late final frost date. They are a bush variety seed, so they don’t need support to grow upright. Plants produce harvests each year in the summer. Contender Bush Bean seeds start producing a week ahead of most bean varieties. Each plant produces 6- 8” garden green bean seed pods. They tolerate mosaic virus, greasy pod and heat. ~87 seeds/ounce.

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  • Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
  • Days to Maturity: 50-70
  • Days to Germination: 5-8
  • Seeding Depth: 1"
  • Plant Spacing: 18-24"
  • Row Spacing: 18-24"
  • Pole Bean Height: 12-24"
  • Growth Habit: Bushy upright
  • Soil Preference: Organically fertilized, moist, well-drained
  • Temperature Preference: 65-85 °F
  • Light Preference: Full sun
  • Contender Bush Bean Color: Classic greens pods
  • Contender Bush Bean Flavor: Consistently crunchy and juicy

  • How to Grow Contender Bush Beans from Seed

    Bush bean can be started indoors, but performs best if sown directly after the final spring frost. Sow 2-3 seeds 1” deep and 2-3” apart in moist, organically rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Whether direct sowing or transplanting, thin out strongest starts to every 18-24” in the garden as true leaves establish. Beans need light and consistent watering but, when doing so, water as close to the root as possible to avoid saturating greens known to cause root rot and mildew.

    Plants thrive from a top layer of mulch to help cool soil and roots. Avoid nitrogen-rich fertilizers which will cause excessive vegetative growth with minimal bean pod production.

    Contender Bush Beans in the Vegetable Garden

    Green beans can be grown indoors, however due to their size and requirement of having full sun, outdoors is best. To get started, sow the seeds just one inch beneath the surface in a loose soil, with four inches between plants and eighteen to twenty four inches between rows. Beans need light, but even, watering. Because the leaves can become afflicted with disease if made wet, you should water as close to the root as possible.

    If you do find that a leaf has become diseased, remove it from the plant immediately, as the disease can spread. You can begin harvesting beans when they are about three to five inches long; this will usually be around fifty to seventy days. Leaving mature beans on the plant can stop or slow production, so be sure to keep an eye on these rapid growers! Seeds can be stored in a cool dry place for future use!

    Harvesting Contender Bush Beans

    Most varieties of bush bean are ready to harvest at about 50-60 days from sowing or once the pods are 3-5” long. Harvest often to encourage fruiting and to ensure pods do not dehydrate on the vine. Although some pods may pull cleanly from the vine, use a knife or shears for more fibrous pods to avoid accidental damage to the plant. Like many crops in the garden, it is widely believed that beans are best harvested in the morning for optimal sugar content.

    About Contender Bush Bean Garden Seeds

    Contender bush bean is our #1 selling bean for three years running now. There is a good reason for that--taste and reliability.

    Contender is an early bush bean, that is reliable, heavy yielding, and considered by many to be the earliest producing bean at an amazing 40-45 days!

    Contender bean is perfect for short, cool seasons where other beans may not perform well. This bean is mildew tolerant and still does well in hot weather.

    Contender bean pods are 6" long, stringless, medium-sized, and slightly curved. Plants grow 12-22" tall. Contender beans are excellent straight from your garden or cooked.

    Contender Beans are recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. CA, FL, TX

    The Texas Gardener Magazine says about Contender bean seeds...

    "The most common type in our Texas gardens is the standard round-podded types. One that is an old standard with Texas gardeners is ‘Contender.’ This bean consistently produces nice crops of good quality pods and does well in many different soils and climates. I have conducted trials for a number of years and although ‘Contender’ has never been the winner in productivity, it was always in the top group."

    ***In our taste test people said Contender was milder in flavor compared to some other bush beans, but much more tender making it perfect for stir-frys or fresh in salads.

    Contender Bush Bean Seeds Per Package:

    • 18 g - Packet - Approximately 55 Seeds
    • 30g - Packet - Approximately 90 Seeds
    • 4oz - Wholesale - Approximately 350 Seeds
    • 1 lb - Wholesale - Approximately 1,400 Seeds
    • 5 lb - Bulk - Approximately 7,000‬ Seeds
    • 25 lb - Bulk - Approximately 35,000‬ Seeds

    Non-GMO Contender bush bean seeds are available for Fast Free Shipping on orders over $45.

     
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