Bush Contender Snap Bean

Bush Contender Snap Bean

Bush Contender Snap Bean –

‘Phaseolus vulgaris’

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The Bush Contender Snap Bean, ‘Phaseolus vulgaris’, is the earliest bean we could find. The Contender is tasty, stringless, and it takes only 40 days from sowing to harvest.

You just won’t find an earlier bean. Bush Contender will tolerate hot temperatures and mildew and is very productive.

Like other snap beans, Bush Contender is stringless and excellent cooked or eaten right out of the garden.

The beans are 6 inches long, thick, and slightly curved. The plants are 12 to 20 inches tall.

Snap beans are ready to pick when the pod “snaps” or breaks in half cleanly.

This is when the seeds have just begun to form.

Bush Contender Snap Bean Planting instructions:

  • Plant after the last average frost date.
  • Snap beans prefer rich, organic, and well drained soil.

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Bush Contender Snap Bean

Phaseolus vulgaris

2 Responses to Bush Contender Snap Bean

  • Charles says:

    I always plant bush contender. Is there a pole contender? I have been planting pole Kentucky Wonder and don’t like the way the beans are flat. Any suggestion if there is not a pole contender? This bush contender is absolutely the best bean I have had the pleasure of growing and eating. I can them as well.
    Regarding Fordhook 242, if you have an opinion; my bushes grow great but have less than expected pods, then they don’t seem to stay dry (wet and pasty). I am in the New Orleans area; very humid, however, this is the only bean that I have difficulty with. I grew a purple speckled bean that turned green when cooked. Don’t remember the name of it. It was a climer, grown on a fence. We have great luck with Mississippi Silver crowders growing on a fence. The seeds fall and come back up the following year. No need to replant. Thank you in advance for any information you may render to me.

  • JIm says:

    What could be wrong with vigrous growth of snap beans, no fertilizer applied for 4 years, flowers profusely, and never sets fruit. This is true for bush and running butterbeans as well.

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