- Contender Bush Bean seeds start producing a week ahead of most bean varieties making them great for areas with shorter growing seasons, they also tolerate mosaic virus, greasy pod and heat.
(45 days) 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 my not perform well. This bean is mildew tolerant and still does well in hot weather.