An excellent, early-maturing variety. Produces abundantly. Pods are round and stringless, and are at their best when about 5-1/2 to 6 inches long. Disease resistant. Sow seed when soil is warm and all danger of frost is past.
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.
- Days to germination: 6 to 8 days
- Days to harvest: 55 days
- Planting depth: 1 to 1.5 inches
- Planting space: 4 inches
- Spacing rows: 20 inches
- Preserve by: freezing and canning