Edamame Butterbean Organic Seeds

Edamame Butterbean Organic Seeds

Glycine max

Item #3044

90 days. Edamame, or edible green soybeans, have been a part of Asian cuisine for many years. In Japan, friends enjoy the tradition and social experience of eating beans from the pods served in a common bowl. We can now appreciate the sweet, nutty flavor of edamame as a delicious appetizer that’s great with beer (or other favorite beverage) instead of high calorie peanuts or chips. Edamame, like other soy products, has many nutritional and health benefits. Butterbean is more productive than other varieties.

This packet sows one 5-foot row.

Days to Emerge:
10 days

Seed Depth:
1"

Seed Spacing:
2 seeds
every 4"

Row Spacing:
2'

Thinning:
When 1" tall,
thin to 1
every 4"


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperature is at least 65ºF. Successive Sowings: Every 2 weeks for a continual supply.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: To enjoy Butterbean as a shelling bean, harvest when pods get plump, but are still green; the whole plant may be pulled up. To harvest as a dry soybean, wait about another month, until 90% of the leaves have fallen off, and pods are hard. Pull up the whole plant, hang it in a dry place and allow to completely dry out. Place dried pods in a bag and shake seeds out of pods.

Artist: Priscilla Baldwin

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