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Perfect for home and market gardens! Contender Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) is a superb bush type with prolific yields and large, 6- to 8-inch, stringless pods. Earlier than most varieties (60 days), it thrives in cool temperatures and tolerates heat and mildew. Here are our best tips for Growing Beans, too!
Each packet contains approximately 40 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Plant directly into rich, fast draining soil in spring after the soil has warmed. Sow 1 inch deep and 2-4 inches apart in rows 18-24 inches apart. Soaking 1-2 hours prior to planting will speed germination. Thin when seedlings emerge so that bush varieties are 5 to 6 inches apart; pole varieties 6 to 8 inches apart.
Pick often to keep plants productive; when harvesting immature pods you encourage new blossoms to form. Look for firm, sizable pods and pinch off with your thumbnail and fingers.