Black Jet Soybean
Black Jet Soybean
90 days — The plants of 'Black Jet' are relatively early maturing and do well in Northern climates. They are erect in habit, reach about two feet in height, set prolific amounts of seed pods that are borne in clusters, and contain two to three seeds per pods. The beans have thin, black skins and a great flavor. Excellent for edamame (pronounced "ed-uh-mah-may"). Edamame is a popular snack in Japan, served with beer, like Americans eat popcorn or peanuts. Because edamame has health benefits that other snack foods do not provide, it is becoming popular in the United States.
'Black Jet' was originally introduced by Johnny's Select Seeds from an unknown USDA accession. We have been growing 'Black Jet' here on the farm in Oregon since 2000 and it is consistently a good overall performer. Each packet contains approximately 25 seeds. There are approximately 50 seeds in 0.5 ounce.
Sow seeds about one inch deep, three to four inches apart. Although you can plant in rows, they can be planted densely and allowed to form a canopy. This will help control weed growth. Soybeans are tolerant of drought and poor soil since they fix nitrogen. They will, however, benefit from fertile soil.
Soybean flowers are perfect (self-fertile) and cross pollination is almost non-existent, making saving seed easy. Allow pods to fully develop and dry on the plants.
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