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Contender (Buff Valentine) Snap Beans-Southern Exposure Seeds
42 days. Our all around favorite bush bean. [Introduced in 1949 by the SC/AES. Possibly derived from pre-1855 'Early Valentine'] The best early green bean for gardeners who desire a combination of good flavor, disease resistance, and high yields. Has excellent fresh eating quality and is very well liked by our customers. Bears slightly curved thick pods, approximately 5-1/2" long. Fairly hardy under adverse conditions and well suited to solar-greenhouse use because of its earliness, heat tolerance and disease resistance. Resistant to common bean mosaic virus (race 1) and tolerant of powdery mildew.