Edible soybean, called Edamame in Japan and Mao Dou in China,
is grown mainly to harvest the young green-shelled beans for
vegetable uses, but not for the matured soybean crops.
Vegetable Garden – Tips on Growing Soybeans Edamame From Seed
Very productive and flavorful edamame of buttery sweetness on a 16-20" plant.
Vivid green pods have three large beans each.
A highly nutritious bean that is rich in protein, calcium, potassium, phytoestrogens, and many vitamins. Light pubescence on the pods.
DIRECT SOW in late Spring, after any danger of frost.
Soil temperature should be at 60º-80º F.
Germination is 6-16 days.
Cover seed 1" deep.
Soybean seed germination is relatively sensitive to water content in soil. Seeds can be easily rotted and fail to germinate if over watered or soaked.
Keep soil only moist but not soaked during the germinating period. Edible soybean produces clusters of pods with green beans. Pick the pods when they are plump but still green.
For continuous supply of beans, sow every 2-3 weeks, through mid-summer. Plant seed 2-3" apart in single rows.
- Planting Depth: 1"
- Soil Temp. for Germ: 60-80°F
- Days to Germ: 6-16
- Plant Spacing: 3-6"
- Days to Maturity: 75-85
- Full Sun Moderate Water
USDA Hardiness Zone -First Frost Date- Last Frost Date
To enjoy Edamame soybeans, use for an excellent snack or appetizers. They are wonderful as an addition to a salad. The
cooked or uncooked pods can be stored in the freezer for later uses.
- Zone 1 -July 15th -June 15th
- Zone 2 -August 15th- May 15th
- Zone 3 -September 15th May 15th
- Zone 4 -September 15th May 15th
- Zone 5 -October 15th April 15th
- Zone 6 -October 15th April 15th
- Zone 7 -October 15th April 15th
- Zone 8 -November 15th March 15th
- Zone 9 -December 15th February 15th
- Zone 10 -December 15th January 31st (sometimes earlier)
- Zone 11 -No frost. No frost.