Contender Bush Beans is one of the best bush beans ever. It is a heavy cropper with round-oval pods and a strong, distinctive flavor. It’s an early bean that does well under short seasons and cool conditions, but it will thrive in hot weather too. A stringless favorite since 1949, it produces after only 50 days from sowing, and tolerates heat and powdery mildew where other varieties suffer. Disease resistant.
Growing Contender Bush Beans
- Mark rows for bush beans with stretched string, then make a furrow on this line.
- Sow seeds 2cm deep and 5-8cm apart, allowing 60cm between rows.
- Mulch between rows to conserve water – and reduce weeds.
- On hot days, prevent vegetables from wilting by watering early in the morning, and if necessary again in the late afternoon.
- Beans mature quickly and are ready to harvest 8 to 10 weeks after planting.
- Sow at regular intervals to prolong the harvest.
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