Contender Bush Bean Seeds
Contender Bush Beans BN23-50

Contender Bush Bean Seeds

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SKU BN23-50
$3.00 $2.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: USA USA
Description
Planting Instructions
Growing Calendar
Disease Resistant
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55 days. Phaseolus vulgaris. Open Pollinated. Contender Beans. This early maturing bush plant produces good yields of 6" long green beans. It is high in vitamins A, B, and C. The green beans are very flavorful and stringless. Best if beans are picked when 5" long. It does well in cool weather. Excellent freezing and canning variety. Excellent choice for home gardens. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 474218. Disease Resistant: BYMV, PM.

Lot No: 194678

Germination: 96%

Test Date: 05/24

Seeds Per Pound: 1,600

Plant Height: 12-24” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow



Bush Beans Seeds
Phaseolus vulgaris

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1 to 1 1/2"above 65 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 3 to 5"24" 3 to 5"50 - 65 days
Bush Bean Seed Planting Information:

Plant your bush bean seeds outdoors directly in the garden after your last frost date. For a quicker start, you can soak your seeds 1 to 4 hours in warm water. If you soak the seeds too long, they will split or rot and will not germinate! Germination is improved when soil temperature is above 65 F. Plant in 2 to 3 weeks intervals for a steady harvest until about 3 months before first killing frost in the fall. Plants can grow 12 to 24" tall.

Warning: Do not plant in cold wet soil or you may experience poor germination!

Soil Requirements:

Requires rich fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Beans do not like soil that is too moist. Water during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.

Harvest Tips:

Pinch or cut the pods off carefully to avoid damaging the plant. Pick every few days for tender beans. Frequent harvesting also encourages plant to produce more pods.


Beans (Bush)
Growing Calendar
Minimum Outdoor Soil Temperature: 65 F
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Seed Depth: 1 to 1 ½“

Days to Germination: 7 to 14 days

Plant Spacing: 3 to 5”

Row Spacing: 24”

Sunlight Requirement: Full sun

Days to Harvest after Planting Outdoors: 50 to 65 days


USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 to 10


Use Miracle-Gro© Seed Starting Mix for best germination results.

BYMV – Bean Yellow Mosaic Virus

Type: Virus - Potyvirus

Bean Yellow Mosaic Virus is a disease that affects the growth of peas. It is primarily found in Northeastern parts of the United States (New York), Europe, and the Middle East. Symptoms include bright yellow to green mosaic, leaf malformation, and leaf mottling, down cupping and wrinkling of leaves. Often bright yellow spots appear on the leaves. There may be severe stunting of the plants, and sometimes death of plants. The virus can cause substantial crop loss. The virus is transmitted by aphids and is not transmitted by seeds. The virus survives for long periods in infected alfalfa and weeds. Mild winter temperatures favor survival of the virus, thus the disease can be greater the following spring. The infected plants should be removed and burned to avoid further infestation. Plan on using a 3 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same location, year after year. Insecticides for aphids can control the disease. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

PM – Powdery Mildew

Scientific Name: Erysiphe betae

Type: Fungus

Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that affects the growth of beets, cantaloupes & melons, cucumbers, peas, squash, Swiss chard, and tomatoes. The fungal disease may cause poor growth of the fruits in cucumbers if the infection is severe. The leaves of the cucumber begin to wither and then fall off prematurely. The disease usually affects older leaves. The leaves tend to turn a light green or a yellow green when infected. A powdery white or light gray color mold appears on the underside of the leaves. An odor similar to that of a musty basement is noticeable in fields with severe powdery mildew. The disease can spread rapidly under favorable conditions and infect the entire leaves within a week. The disease is favorable with long periods of dry weather, warm days, and cool nights, and fluctuations of day/night temperatures. The most favorable temperatures are 54-81 F and usually occur in early spring and autumn when moisture and humidity are very high. The disease can spread rapidly and can infect a field within 5 days. Fungicides for powdery mildew can help manage the disease. Good air circulation and increasing space between the plants can help control and prevent the disease. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

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