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Organic Bean, Bush Contender

Highly Productive Green Bean

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV8008

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Bean - Contender - Phaseolus vulgaris

Tender Annual Bush. This highly productive, stringless, snap bush bean is great fresh from the garden, frozen, or canned. A very early variety, Contender beans grow on medium-sized plants with 6"-8" pods. The beans are medium-green in color and round-oval in shape. The plant is tolerant of hot weather and mildew.

Did You Know? Snap beans are ready to pick when the pod breaks cleanly in half.

Soil & Water: Legumes like well-drained soil rich in organic matter and a moderate amount of nutrients. Water lightly at planting, medium at flowering, and heavily throughout harvest time. Avoid overhead watering which can promote disease.

Planting & Growing: Start indoors in short-season climates, or seed directly once soils have reached at least 65°F, preferably after the last frost. Make small, successive plantings every 10 days for a continuous harvest.

Harvesting & Storage: Bush beans will produce all of their fruit over a few weeks' time. For best flavor, harvest the pods before they reach ?" in diameter regardless of their length.

Soil Temperature: 65-85°F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 7-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-20"
Days To Maturity: 50-60 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds

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Features

  • Fixes Nitrogen
  • Good for Beginners
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Stringless
  • Succession Planting

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Annual Planting Time Spring, Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall Ideal Soil Temperature 65-85°F
Days to Maturity 50 - 60 Days Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Bush Starting Location Direct Sow
Plant Family Leguminosae (Legumes) Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0
Bean Type Fresh
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring, Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 65-85°F
Days to Maturity 50 - 60 Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Bush
Starting Location Direct Sow
Plant Family Leguminosae (Legumes)
Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0
Bean Type Fresh

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Legumes like well-drained soil rich in organic matter and a moderate amount of nutrients. Water lightly at planting, medium at flowering, and heavily throughout harvest time. Avoid overhead watering which can promote disease.

Planting & Growing: Start indoors in short-season climates, or seed directly once soils have reached at least 65°F, preferably after the last frost. Make small, successive plantings every 10 days for a continuous harvest.

Harvesting & Storage: Bush beans will produce all of their fruit over a few weeks' time. For best flavor, harvest the pods before they reach ?" in diameter regardless of their length.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s).

Reviews

very productive

Loved growing this bean. Plants do need some support, since they fall over with all the beans that they produce.

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Amazing plant!

Our contender beans started feeding us early in the summer and have continued producing beans week after week. Just when I think they are going to stop they surprise me and have yet more beans on them. They taste great, too. Awesome plant and I am definitely planting more next summer. Highly recommend!

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