The Strike Bush Bean is an open-pollinated variety that is perhaps the heaviest yielding bush bean we’ve seen. This early-producing variety is popular with both commercial and home growers for its good disease tolerance and will continue to produce over a surprisingly long period of time. The 5-6″ stringless pods grow on a concentrated set and are consistently uniform and smooth with a medium green color. The Strike is also one of the best-tasting beans and has a juicy, crunchy texture with a sweet classic bean flavor. Phaseolus vulgaris. 45-50 Days To Maturity.
Beans should be planted in spring after the last frost has occurred. Beans will germinate best once soil temps have reached 65 F or higher. The optimal germination temperature is around 77 F. Seeds can require 8 to 16 days to germinate, depending on the soil temperature. For continual production, succession plant every couple of weeks throughout the spring and early summer. Plants will drop blooms or cease production in the heat of summer. Subsequent succession plantings may be made in late summer/fall, as long as enough time is permitted before the first frost date.
Direct seeding is recommended. We suggest using a #6 plate on the Hoss Garden Seeder and modifying the hole size (if necessary) to fit the seed size. Beans should be planted relatively thick along the row and thinned to the desired spacing. To maximize garden space, consider using double-row spacing. For double-row spacing, rows may be planted as close as 6″ apart with 3′ spacing between double rows. For single row spacing, 2′ to 3′ spacing is recommended.
Strike Bush Bean Planting Information
Planting Method: direct sow
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1″
Seed Spacing: 3-4″
Row Spacing: 3′
Days to Maturity: 45-50
Disease Resistance: Common Bean Mosaic Virus