Beans - Organic
Midori Giant Bean Organic
70 days. Extra-early maturing, these delicious edamame are especially suited for shorter season gardens. We found that most of the pods formed 2-3 seeds each, rewarding gardeners with the highest quality, sweet, smooth textured beans. Vigorous plants reach up to 30 inches with a strong, well-branched habit. Buff colored seeds.
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Glycine max Soybeans have been a staple of the Asian diet since the 11th Century B.C. Edamame soybeans are much sweeter and more digestible than other soybeans. The isoflavones in soybeans have been shown to alleviate diabetes, reduce osteoporosis, and increase bone density. These compounds also help to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol while raising levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. Try them boiled and seasoned with a touch of sea salt for a delicious, satisfying snack.
CULTURE: Edamame soybeans are best sown directly into the soil. Plants do not need to be staked or trellised.
DISEASE: Beans are subject to numerous diseases. Avoid wetting the foliage, remove plants at the end of the year, and practice a 4-year crop rotation to prevent potential problems.
INSECTS: Mexican bean beetles and bean weevils can significantly damage young seedlings. To treat, dust them with Pyrethrin. Optimum soil conditions foster vigorous plants, which can help plant growth outpace insect damage.
HARVEST: The harvesting period for edamames is very short so check often for mature pods. Harvest when the pods are plump and the beans are almost touching each other in the pod. Once the pods turn yellow, the beans become starchy and lose their sweet, nutty flavor. In Japan, edamame soybeans are traditionally prepared by boiling the pods in salt water and the beans are then squeezed from the inedible pod directly into the mouth.
SEED SPECS: Minimum germination standard: 80%. Usual seed life: 3 years. One ounce sows 12-15 row feet.
KEY TO BEAN DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A* | Anthracnose
BB | Bacterial Blight
BBS | Bacterial Brown Spot
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
BMV | Bean Mosaic Virus
CTM | Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
HB | Halo Blight
PM | Powdery Mildew
PMV | Pod Mottle Virus
R | Common Rust
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.