Be Sweet Edamame Soybean Seeds
Edamame is no longer just a specialty food in Asian cuisine. Gardeners and foodies worldwide have discovered the joy of a warm, salted bowl of edamame beans for snacking, and how the shelled beans add great flavor and extra protein to rice or pasta dishes and salads. The Be Sweet variety was bred for its excellent yields and the sweet flavor of its large beans.
The 24″ tall, well-branched plants contain multitudes of pods with 2-3 beans in each, and grow well in a sunny location with warm soil and good drainage. You can never have enough edamame beans on hand. Sow seeds every two weeks to ensure a continuous harvest from late summer to frost.
1 oz. seed packet
Name: Edamame (soybean) ‘Be Sweet’
Botanical Name: Glycine max ‘Be Sweet’
Days to Maturity: 95
When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when temperatures are warm, and successive sowings every two weeks for a continual supply.
Harvesting: To enjoy edamame at its best 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.
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