85 days. This variety is a consistently high yielder in Washington State University trials. It grows to 2 feet and the 3–3 ½ inch pods were the largest in our trials. Your taste buds will thank you for this nutritious taste adventure! Yields 2–4 seeds per pod. Light green seeds.
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|Seed Depth||Seed Spacing||Soil Temp for Germ.||Days to Germ.||Thin Plants To||Approximately 110 seeds per ounce, unless otherwise noted.|
Glycine max Soybeans have been a staple of the Asian diet since the 11th century Edamame soybeans are much sweeter and more digestible than other soybeans. The isoflavones in soybeans have been shown to reduce osteoporosis, 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.
Key to Bean Disease Resistance/Tolerance
A........Resistant to Anthracnose
BV......Resistant to Bean Common Mosaic Viruses
R........Tolerant to Rust
CTV...Tolerant to Curly Top Virus