Reliable, large yields are produced from these tall standing plants with an average of 3 seeds per pod. Enjoy fresh-picked soybeans by steaming or boiling the whole pods in salted water for about 5-10 minutes, pop out of the shell then directly in your mouth to enjoy their mildly sweet, nutty flavor. Indeterminate.
Germination: 4-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 75-85ºF
Seed Sowing Depth: 1” deep
Outside Sowing: After the last frost with soil temperatures above 75ºF. Sow 2-3” apart. Planting in soil under 70ºF results in poor germination.
How much does a packet plant: 10-12 foot single row
Harvest: In the green snap stage for edamame, when seeds have formed but the pods are still green and tender. Harvest dried soybeans when pods are yellow and brittle and seeds are hard.
Tips: Grow in light, well-drained soil, provide adequate, even moisture, especially at flowering time. Dry soil can result in low yields and fibrous pods. Do not over-fertilize with nitrogen which results in a surplus of foliage and low, delayed pod growth.