Bean 'Early Contender'
Early Contender is a popular variety of Bean, which belongs to the Phaseolus genus (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Early Contender').
Round to oval pods 6 to 8 inches long are tender and stringless. Very tolerant of hot temperatures and mildew tolerant as well. The crop matures over a short period of time, so you can complete your canning or freezing quickly. Buff mottled seed.
No staking needed. Heat tolerant. Tolerant of BCMV, NY and greasy pod disease.Early Contender grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Early Contender normally grows to a max height of 1.30 feet (40.0 cm metric).
Mexico is believed to be where Early Contender originates from.
Early Contender Bean is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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How to grow Bean 'Early Contender'
Growing Early Contender from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Early Contender about 14 days after your last frost date.
Transplanting Early Contender
Harvesting Early Contender
Bean 'Early Contender' information
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