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Non-GMO Contender Bush Bean Seeds (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)Contender Bush Bean Seeds
(100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)

  • One of the best bush beans - ever! 

    - Ideal for short growing cool seasons.

    - Beans are 6 to 8 inches long and slightly curved with distinct flavor


    - Productive string-less variety is good for canning, freezing or eating fresh from the garden
  • Day to Maturity | 50-55 days

  • Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they'll grow fast

Bean Seed Planting & Spacing Guide

Depth to Plant
Spacing Between Plants
Spacing Between Rows
Days to Germinate (Sprout)
Germination
Soil Temp
Planting Season
No. of Plants per sq. ft.
1/2" deep Bush beans =
seeds should be planted 4" apart.
Rows should be made 18" apart Appx. 5-10 days 70F - 85F Spring
Summer
Fall
Appx. 9 - 10 plants per sq. ft.

 

How to Plant, Grow & Harvest Beans (click here for more detailed growing instructions)
Beans can be grown in average soil, almost anywhere in the United States. They grow best if the soil is well drained and the summer is consistently warm. Seeds will rot in the ground in cold, damp weather. Since Beans are subject to downy mildew, they should not be grown where there are cold summer fogs.

When to Plant

After the soil is sufficiently warm - temperatures above 75 degrees. Beans are easily killed by frost. Plan on an average of 10-20 plants per person.

Some gardeners recommend pre-soaking seeds prior to planting, but research indicates soaked seeds absorb water too quickly, causing the outer coats to spill out essential nutrients, which encourages seed rot. Yields can increase 50-100% by inoculating with Rhizobium bacteria. To inoculate, simply roll seeds in the powder prior to planting ... learn more

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