Edamame, Edible Soy Bean
Glycine max 'Tohya'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Glycine (gly-SEE-nee) (Info)
Species: max (maks) (Info)
Cultivar: Tohya

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Augusta, Georgia

Ijamsville, Maryland

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 27, 2006, bluekat76 from Ijamsville, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

We love edamame and this is a good one. Nice plump pods. We pull the whole plant and strip the beans all at once then blanch and freeze. Defrost, add to salted boiling water for a couple of minutes, drain, sprinkle with sea salt and suck out of the pods!

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On Aug 31, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Garden Guides,offers this description: "Edamame means 'beans on a branch' and has quickly become one of our favorite vegetables. They are 40% protein (11 grams in 1/2 cup of cooked beans) and are also high in vitamins A & B, calcium, iron, and dietary fiber. These beans are known to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. To top this off, they taste incredible. Tohya is a short season variety, perfect for growing anywhere in North America. This is the most popular variety in Japan." (80 day)