Contender - #208U
(OP) HEIRLOOM. 45-50 days. Early, high yielding & flavorful. 12-24”H bushes produce tender, stringless 6-7”L pods. Does well in cool or warm, humid climates. Heat tolerant. Canning, Freezing, Fresh Markets, Home Gardens. Resistant: Bean Common Mosaic Virus; Tolerant: Powdery Mildew. About 1,500-2,000 seeds/lb
Companions: Beet (to bush beans only), cabbage family, carrot, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, pea, potatoes, radish, strawberry.
Allies: Marigold deters Mexican bean beetles. Nasturtium and rosemary deter bean beetles. Summer savory deters bean beetles, improves growth and flavor.
Enemies: Garlic, onion and shallot stunt the growth of beans.
* Nitrogen-fixer in the soil - chop up plant and work it back into the soil.