Ferry-Morse Garden Contender Bean Seed - 5 lb
Garden Contender Bean Seed - 5 lb
Bean Contender is an excellent, early-maturing variety that produces abundantly. Pods are round, stringless, and are at their best when 5 /12-6 inches long. High in vitamins A, B, and C, it is also disease tolerant.
Flavor: Distinctively strong bean flavor
Preparation Ideas: Doesn't lose any quality in canning or freezing
Plant Type: Vegetable
Fill Weight (grams): 21
Grows Best In: Full Sun
Days to Germination: 6-8 Days
Days to Maturity: 55 Days
Growth Type: Bush
Planting Depth: 1-1.5"
Seed Spacing: 20"/4"
Best Container Size: 12"+
Common bean mosaic, powdery mildew
Sow seeds when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is past. Plant 2 seeds every 4 inches. Soaking seeds overnight before planting will speed germination. Thin to 1 plant every 4 inches when the plants have 4 leaves. Pick early and often to encourage
Avoid working around beans when wet; this may spread diseases. When weeding, hoe gently because beans are shallow-rooted. Mulch plants only after thinning.
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