Edamame Chiba Green Organic Seeds

Edamame Chiba Green Organic Seeds

Glycine max

Item #3178

60-70 days. Edamame has been eaten for centuries in Japan. Traditionally, whole pods are blanched and lightly salted, served in a common bowl to be shared with friends over favorite beverages. Also excellent shelled and added to cold or hot pasta dishes or stir-fries. These young, cholesterol-free soy beans are rich in protein, calcium, iron, fiber, and vitamins A, B, and C. 'Chiba Green' grows large, dark green pods with a high percent of three-bean pods. Earlier to harvest than most, and well adapted for any growing area.

This packet sows up to 5 ft.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of 2 seeds
every 4"

Row Spacing:

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 65°F. Successive Sowings: Every 2 weeks for a continual supply.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: To enjoy edamame 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: Marjorie Leggitt

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