Contender Green Bean
Contender Green Bean is a stringless, bush bean that matures early and reliably produces beans very quickly, about a week before most other varieties. It is an award-winning variety of green bean developed to be disease-resistant, particularly to bean mosaic virus. This low-maintenance variety easily grows a heavily concentrated set of 6-8 inch long, stringless, round beans.
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|Days to Germinate:||6-8|
|Days to Harvest:||48|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Seeds Packed For**:||2023|
*Fungicide-treated seeds protect the seedlings from diseases until they are up and growing. Do not eat treated seeds.
**Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.
Soil Preparation:Remove weeds, large rocks, and litter from the planting area. Till the soil 8-10 inches deep and rake several times to break up large clods. It is best to do this when the soil is dry enough to not stick to garden tools. Loosening the soil will help the plant establish strong roots.
In the Spring, plant beans after all danger of frost has passed. In the Fall, plant beans 10 to 12 weeks before the first expected frost. For large plots, use ¼ to ½ pound of seed for each 100 feet of row of green beans. Plant bush beans 1 inch deep and 1 to 2 inches apart in the rows that are 2½ to 3 feet apart. Planting in moist soil is best for seeds to germinate and emerge quickly. After the beans have sprouted, thin the plants to 3-4 inches apart.
|Planting Depth:||1 inch|
||1-2 inches, thin to 3-4 inches
||2 1/2-3 feet
Care During the Season:
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0.1 g||0%|
|Saturated fat 0 g||0%|
|Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g||
|Monounsaturated fat 0 g||
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 6 mg||0%|
|Potassium 209 mg||5%|
|Total Carbohydrate 7 g||2%|
|Dietary fiber 3.4 g||13%|
|Protein 1.8 g||3%|
|Vitamin A||2%||Vitamin C||27%|
|Vitamin D||0%||Vitamin B-6||5%|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|