Seeds - Soybean, Shirofumi OG
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Description: An exceptional edamame soybean with a delicious nutty flavour. This variety is highly productive with classic fuzzy green pods containing an average of three beens per pod. Soybeans are most productive and tasty where daytime temps are warm and nights are cool (often the case on the prairies).
Pack Size: 50 seeds
Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Main Uses: Ideal for Edamame (Japanese style), fresh beans similar to lima beans, or dried beans.
Days to Maturity: 90 days for fresh eating / 100 days for dried harvest
Exposure: Full sun
Height: Plants average 40-43 cm (16-17”) and are well-branched, tall and sturdy.
Flower Color: Mauve
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: During germination the seeds can be extra-sensitive to soil water levels, therefore soaking seeds is NOT a good idea. Soybean seeds are known to rot in waterlogged soils. Allow soils to thoroughly warm up to 21 - 25˚C prior to planting (use black bio-film over soil to warm it up faster). Edamame seed do not germinate in cool soils.
Planting Depth: 2.25 cm (1")
Seed Spacing: 5-8 cm (2-3") apart within rows.
Row Spacing: 50-90 cm (20-36") apart. Soybeans require a lot of space for good yields.
Growing in Containers: Ideal for raised beds or extra large pots but soybeans will not yield in average pots.
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed recently amended with quality compost. No additional fertilizing is required.
Watering (Garden): Water young plants regularly to establish. Mature plants will benefit from deep watering once per week.
Special Requirements for Cold Climate Gardeners: Soybeans do not like cold conditions so avoid planting out before soil has warmed o at least 21˚C.
Harvesting: Edamame is harvested when pods are fresh, plum and vivid green. Soybeans are determinate, meaning that most of the beans will ripen at one time. The pods can also be left on the plant to harvest a dry beans; in this case wait until 90% of leaves have fallen at which point the plants can be cut down and hung to dry in a sheltered, well ventilated location until pods are fully cured (less than 9% moisture content).
Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.