Bean Seeds (Bush) - Contender

Bean Seeds (Bush) - Contender

Size Price Savings Quantity
1 Ounce $4.79
1/4 Pound $13.69 29% Savings
1 Pound $41.99 45% Savings
5 Pounds $104.99 ($1.31/ounce) 73% Savings
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  • Very tender bush bean that has excellent flavor and is very reliable
  • Stringless variety
  • Earliest Blooming
  • Prefers full sun exposure
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Warm Season
Fruit Size 5 to 6 beans per pod, 6 inches long
Growth Habit Bush, Compact, Upright
Plant Height 16 to 18 inches

Flavor Profile Mild; Sweet; Slightly Nutty and Earthy
Plant Characteristics Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fast Growing
Use Container Garden, Culinary, Soil Improvement
Growing Conditions Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Canning, Freezing
Plant Resistance Bean Common Mosaic Virus, Curly Top Virus, Pod Mattle Virus, Powdery Mildew

About Bean Seeds (Bush) - Contender

Phaseolus vulgaris

Seed Type Heirloom Seed, Open Pollinated Seed
Plant Type Determinate, Snap Bean, Stringless

The earliest-blooming of the bush - or snap - beans, Contender is a stringless favorite. Produces a classic curved bush bean about 6 inches in length.

Planting Information

Planting Bean Seeds (Bush) - Contender

Planting Season Warm Season
Sowing Method Direct Sow
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1 inch
Plant Spacing 4 to 6 inches
Plant Height 16 to 18 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Days to Maturity 55 days
View our Bean Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count
1 Ounce 77
1/4 Pound 308
1 Pound 1,232
5 Pounds 6,160

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