The Contender Variety of Bush Bean Seeds
Contender bush beans mature faster than most others; they can be harvested as early as fifty days after planting seeds, making them excellent for environments with a late final frost date. They are a bush variety, so they don’t need support to grow upright. Plants produce harvests each year in the summer. The heirloom Contender Bush Bean starts producing a week ahead of most bean varieties. Each plant produces 6- 8” garden green bean seed pods. They tolerate mosaic virus, greasy pod and heat. Contender bush beans are reliable garden seeds and the green beans are very tasty. These beans cook up tender; they can and freeze with no loss of quality. They are excellent for short growing, cool seasons. This stringless variety is good for canning, freezing or eating raw directly from the garden and has a very distinctive flavor.