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Bean Seeds (Bush) - Contender HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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  • Bush Bean; 6 Inches Pods
  • 55 Days to Harvest
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

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.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Bean Seeds (Bush) - Contender
    Botanical Name:Phaseolus vulgaris
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Warm Season
    Plant Type:Determinate, Bush, Snap Bean, Stringless, Compact Upright Habit
    Features:Heirloom, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Container Garden
    Fruit Size:6 inches Long, 5-6 Beans Per Pod
    Days to Maturity:55 Days
    Plant Height:16-18 inches
    Plant Spacing:4-6 inches
    Planting Depth:1 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Pound:1, 300
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    When to Plant:

    • They should be directly seeded in the spring when soil reaches 65-75F (18-24C), and there is no longer a risk for a frost.
    • Bush beans are determinate, meaning they grow to a certain size, about 2’ tall, blossom, turn out a single harvest of beans and then die.
    • If you want a large crop to be ready almost all at once for canning or freezing, sow all of the seeds at the same time.
    • If you want a higher, continuous yield throughout the season, you can have a succession of plantings with increments of 10 days, for example.

    How to Plant:

    • Bush beans are very simple to grow; they do well in most gardens and in most soil types.
    • Prepare the beds by amending with compost and organic material so that you have loose, well-drained soil.
    • Beans grow best in temperatures between 50-85F, in full sun.
    • Sow your bush beans 1 inch deep and 4-6” apart, with rows 18-24” apart.

    How to Harvest:

    • Harvest bush beans 50-60 days after sowing when pods are about 3” - 5" long and before you see the outline of the beans inside.
    • A mature bush bean feels smooth, firm and crisp.
    • For use as dried beans, allow beans to dry on the vine for weeks after normal harvesting time.
    • Pull the entire plant out from the soil and shell beans over a large table or tray.

    If you are growing bush beans for multiple years in a row, rotate your planting area yearly. This will help prevent any soil-borne diseases from killing the beans as seedlings.

     

     

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