Phaseolus vulgaris(50-55 days) Early Contender will provide you with a reliable and heavy yield of long, tender, stringless beans with excellent flavor. We have been saving seed of this heirloom favorite since 1975 and it is well adapted to northern growing conditions. An early bean for short seasons. Cooks up tender; cans and freezes with excellent quality. Prolific 6-8” beans.
Growing Notes Bush habit. Planting Depth: 1 inch; Plant spacing: 2-3 inches; 2-3 feet between rows. Increase yields by inoculating where natural Rhizobia is low. Soil Temp. for Germ.: 60-80°F. Days to Germ.: 6-10 days; Full sun. Moderate moisture.