Heirloom and Open-pollinated seeds
  • Shirofumi Soybean - Organic


    glycine max

    Min Qty: 30 seeds

    Description: Used in China and Manchuria more than 2,200 years ago and known as edamame in Japan, these are a common snack, boiled and salted and eaten right out of the pod (and a favorite of groundhogs!). Can be blanched in the pods and frozen for a delicious, nutritious snack during the cold winter months.

    Planting Instructions: 90 days. Direct seed in well-prepared soil after the danger of frost has passed. Sow a new crop every 2-3 weeks to ensure a continuous crop of fresh soybeans throughout the season. Sow seeds 1" deep and 2-4" apart in rows 36-48" apart. Keep the soil moist until the seeds have germinated and keep weed free during the growing season. Mulching around the plant helps. Harvest pods frequently to increase yields. Harvest when the pods are full but before they begin to yellow.