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Bean, Contender Bush

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Great bean flavor.

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Contender is one of the best bush beans ever. It is a heavy cropper with round-oval pods and a strong, distinctive flavor. It's an early bean that does well under short seasons and cool conditions, but it will thrive in hot weather too.
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Days To Maturity

55 days

Fruit Size

5-6 inches

Sun

Full Sun

Spread

18-30 inches

Height

18-30 inches

Sow Method

Direct Sow

Planting Time

Spring, Summer

Sow Time

After Last Frost

Thin

6 inches

Life Cycle

Annual

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  • Days To Maturity
    55 days
    Fruit Size
    5-6 inches
    Sun
    Full Sun
    Spread
    18-30 inches
    Height
    18-30 inches
    Sow Method
    Direct Sow
    Planting Time
    Spring, Summer
    Sow Time
    After Last Frost
    Thin
    6 inches
    Life Cycle
    Annual
  • Bean, Contender Bush is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from delicious beans I grew these 3 years now and have only gotten to cook them twice. I ate them right off the plant. My mailman likes them too.
    Date published: 2015-05-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Producer Planted Heavy Hitters a little too early this spring and about half did not germinate. So, on a friends recommendation, I filled in with Contender seeds which all germinated and produced beans before the older plants were ready to harvest. The Contender beans out produced the other bush beans as well as the pole beans all summer. In the pot it was impossible to pick out the Contenders, but planting these beans allowed us enough beans to can this summer. It is always good to have variety in your garden and the Contender will always be one or more of my bean rows.
    Date published: 2014-09-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Productive in the desert Contender is highly productive and has great flavor. From a single, eight foot row in my raised bed garden I've harvested more than two pounds of beans so far, and it's only August 14. It, along with Blue Lake 274 is rapidly becoming my favorite green beans. Kingman, AZ gets less than 8" rainfall per year, sits at 3500' and summertime highs are mostly above 100 with 109 or higher not uncommon. This is far from ideal bean growing circumstances and these Contenders have done great and have earned a permanent spot in my garden. Next year I'll plant more and start canning them.
    Date published: 2014-08-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Contender Beans, Bush These are great beans, they grow fast, long and full. Very good tasting too.
    Date published: 2013-02-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent bean variety The contender is so far my favorite variety of bush bean. We've had good results out of this variety for the last five summers that we've worked our garden here in Connecticut. That's included hot, dry summers and wet cool summers. All around good bean, good fresh, and good pressure-canned and eaten later as well.
    Date published: 2012-09-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great beans Last year I purchased these beans for the first time for Up State New York and no I don't mean Albany go further North. These beans did great I have a large garden and placed two early rows and two later rows. By the end of the season I had beans going to everyone including my self for canning. As well as on the ground unfortunatly. They did very well up here some started later than others so I filled in the rows but later they all came in. They also tasted great and canned great here it is Jan. and we are still eating them.
    Date published: 2011-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bush Beans These beans are full, long, and flavorful. The plants do tend to fall over, but are loaded with beans. I have very sandy soil, and it has been dry this summer. These beans don't seem to care.
    Date published: 2008-07-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bushes tend to get a bit top heavy and fall over but overall a good bean.
    Date published: 2006-11-14
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