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  Bean: Contender Bush Green Bean (1oz, 55 seeds)
Heirloom Contender Bush Green Bean Seeds | Grow Contender Bush Green Beans


 
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Bears 6" to 8" string-less pods and nothing stops it! Tolerates mosaic virus, greasy pod and heat. Cooks up tender; cans and freezes with no loss of quality.

Detailed planting instructions:

Beans are generally direct seeded in the garden. The most important point about growing green beans is not to plant them too early. They will rot in cool, damp soil. To get an earlier start, you can put down black plastic to warm the soil.

When bush beans begin producing they often come in all at once. Staggered planting, every 2 weeks, will keep your bush beans going longer. Beans like a moderately rich soil with a slightly acidic pH of about 6.0 to 6.2.

They prefer a loose, moist soil. Plant after all danger of frost is past.

Plant bush beans in either rows or blocks, with 4-6 inches between each seed. Plant the seeds 1-2 inches deep and be sure to water the soil immediately and regularly, until it sprouts.

HARVESTING

Harvesting beans is an ongoing process. You can start to harvest anytime, but gardeners usually wait until the beans begin to firm up and can be snapped. They are generally about as think as a pencil then. Don’t wait too long, because beans can become overgrown and tough almost overnight. Harvest by gently pulling each bean from the vine or by snapping off the vine end, if you are going to be using the beans right away.

SAVING SEEDS

It is a suggested that you earmark a couple of plants at the beginning of the season for seed saving. Don’t pick ANY pods from them to eat - just pick the crisp brown pods at the end of the season. Don’t feed them, or water them unless it is very dry - as this can encourage leafy growth rather than pod development. There is no point in picking green pods as the seeds are not mature enough at this stage.
Features
  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage
  • Nutritional value: Contains vitamin A, vitamin B, and vitamin C.


Average Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 17 Write a review.

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green beans July 8, 2014
Reviewer: jeanette casey from Rockport, IN United States  
I soaked the beans and planted them, they were up in 6 days. Are growing very fast. Will buy again, and can't wait to eat them.

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contender bush beans June 16, 2014
Reviewer: sweets2360 from georgia  
Contenders have been number one in my garden since the `60. Nothing can beat the taste, nor how easy they are to grow and you get more beans per plant than any I know.  But its the taste that I crave. Without it, its just another green bean.

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great! April 17, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Harrisonburg, VA United States  
great packaging- can't wait to plant!

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Bean April 9, 2014
Reviewer: Kristi Harris from Morgantown , KY United States  
Thanks for safe seeds and fair prices

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Planted March 20, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Rio Linda, CA United States  
Good looking seeds.  Will see how well they grow in a few weeks.

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