Bean (Bush) Contender – Item #554


Big yields of meaty, stringless 6″ pods. Contender is a real standout in areas with hot, humid summers due to its resistance to common bean mosaic virus and powdery mildew. A good choice for canning and freezing.

SKU: 00000633 Categories: ,

Additional information

Weight 15 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1″ (3cm)

Plant Space: 4″ (10cm)

Row Space: 24″ (61cm)

Sprouts In: 7-10 days

Plant in well-drained, average soil in late spring. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 75-95°F. Beans do not tolerate frost. Bush beans sometimes form tendrils similar to pole beans. You can snip them off without harming the plant.

Pick pods regularly just as they start to fill out for best flavor. Replant every three weeks for continuous harvest.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Matures In: 48 days

Attributes: Heirloom with meaty, stringless pods