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Early Contender Bush Beans

Early Contender Bush Beans

The Standard Early Bean

Starts producing nearly a week ahead of most varieties. Bears 6- to 8-in. stringless pods and nothing stops it! Cooks up tender; cans and freezes with no loss of quality. 49 DAYS.
  • Zone 3 - 9 annual.
  • Height 12 - 20 inches.
  • Germination 6 - 10 days.
  • Light Requirements Full sun.

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Ships in both Spring & Fall.

Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris 'Early Contender'; Family: Fabaceae/Leguminosae (Bean Family).
  • Height: 12 - 20 inches.
  • Spacing: Sow 1 inch apart, thin plants to 2 - 3 inches apart, 24 - 36 inches between rows.
  • Depth: 1 - 1.5 inches.
  • Spread: 12 - 18 inches.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Days To Maturity: 49 Days.
  • Form: Upright, no staking required.
  • Soil Requirements: Rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Seed Count: 2 oz. packet is approximately 150 seeds, 1/2 lb. is approximately 600 seeds and 2 lbs. is approximately 2400 seeds.
  • Size: 6 - 8 inches long x 1/2 inch wide pods.
  • Fruit: Medium green pods with light tan seeds.

Shipping Schedule

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

Fall 2019 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   All Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants Iris Hedges
1A 9/23/19 - 10/25/19 8/5/19 - 8/31/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
1B-2A 9/23/19 - 10/25/19 8/5/19 - 8/31/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
2B-3B 9/23/19 - 10/25/19 8/5/19 - 8/31/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
4A-6A 9/23/19 - 10/25/19 8/5/19 - 8/31/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
6B 9/23/19 - 10/25/19 8/5/19 - 8/31/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
7A 9/23/19 - 11/8/19 8/5/19 - 8/31/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
7B-8B 9/23/19 - 11/8/19 8/5/19 - 8/31/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
9A-10B 9/23/19 - 11/8/19 8/5/19 - 8/31/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/21/2019
Zones 7-10: 11/4/2019
8/26/2019 10/28/2019

Fall 2019 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Summer Shipping Perennials Lady Beetles & Encapsulated
Earthworms
1A 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 5/10/19 - 11/1/19
1B-2A 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 5/10/19 - 11/1/19
2B-3B 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 4/26/19 - 11/1/19
4A-6A 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 4/12/19 - 11/1/19
6B 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 4/5/19 - 11/1/19
7A 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 4/5/19 - 11/1/19
7B-8B 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 3/8/19 - 11/1/19
9A-10B 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 2/22/19 - 11/1/19
Last Order Date 10/21/2019 10/28/2019

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:

Orders for hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

Ratings & Reviews

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Uneven Results
Jan 19, 2019  |  
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Got off to a really good start but the first picking had very uneven quality with strings on some and half the beans immature. Second picking was much better. I like the smaller plants that allowed tillage between the rows almost to picking. Probably won't try them again though.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris 'Early Contender'; Family: Fabaceae/Leguminosae (Bean Family).
  • Height: 12 - 20 inches.
  • Spacing: Sow 1 inch apart, thin plants to 2 - 3 inches apart, 24 - 36 inches between rows.
  • Depth: 1 - 1.5 inches.
  • Spread: 12 - 18 inches.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Days To Maturity: 49 Days.
  • Form: Upright, no staking required.
  • Soil Requirements: Rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Seed Count: 2 oz. packet is approximately 150 seeds, 1/2 lb. is approximately 600 seeds and 2 lbs. is approximately 2400 seeds.
  • Size: 6 - 8 inches long x 1/2 inch wide pods.
  • Fruit: Medium green pods with light tan seeds.
Shipping Schedule

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

Fall 2019 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   All Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants Iris Hedges
1A 9/23/19 - 10/25/19 8/5/19 - 8/31/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
1B-2A 9/23/19 - 10/25/19 8/5/19 - 8/31/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
2B-3B 9/23/19 - 10/25/19 8/5/19 - 8/31/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
4A-6A 9/23/19 - 10/25/19 8/5/19 - 8/31/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
6B 9/23/19 - 10/25/19 8/5/19 - 8/31/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
7A 9/23/19 - 11/8/19 8/5/19 - 8/31/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
7B-8B 9/23/19 - 11/8/19 8/5/19 - 8/31/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
9A-10B 9/23/19 - 11/8/19 8/5/19 - 8/31/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/21/2019
Zones 7-10: 11/4/2019
8/26/2019 10/28/2019

Fall 2019 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Summer Shipping Perennials Lady Beetles & Encapsulated
Earthworms
1A 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 5/10/19 - 11/1/19
1B-2A 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 5/10/19 - 11/1/19
2B-3B 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 4/26/19 - 11/1/19
4A-6A 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 4/12/19 - 11/1/19
6B 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 4/5/19 - 11/1/19
7A 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 4/5/19 - 11/1/19
7B-8B 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 3/8/19 - 11/1/19
9A-10B 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 2/22/19 - 11/1/19
Last Order Date 10/21/2019 10/28/2019

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:

Orders for hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:
Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

Ratings & Reviews
Write a review
Uneven Results
Jan 19, 2019  |  
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Got off to a really good start but the first picking had very uneven quality with strings on some and half the beans immature. Second picking was much better. I like the smaller plants that allowed tillage between the rows almost to picking. Probably won't try them again though.

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