Bush Bean Strike
Bush Bean Strike is a proflific yielding 12cm long bush bean with lovely flavours. It is very popular with commercial growers but equally suits the home gardener as it is quite early to produce, yields highly and that it produces beans over a remarkably long period of time. The fact the beans are stringless also helps.
Sow: late October to January (cool climate) after risk of frost and sow when a warm period is coming.
Spacing: plants 15cm, rows 30cm (sow 2 seeds to a hole min) soaking seed overnight aides germination if soils are not wet.
The common bean is a highly variable species that has a long history of cultivation. All wild members of the species have a climbing habit, but many cultivars are classified either as bush beans or dwarf beans, or as pole beans or climbing beans, depending on their style of growth.
Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 24 to 26 C (around 7 days to germination). Can sow once soils reach over 16 degrees (somewhere around late October to November generally in Tasmania).