95 days, indeterminate — The plants reach about thirty six inches tall and are very prolific, even in extreme heat. They reach edamame stage in mid to late August and dry bean stage in 95 days. Seeds are medium sized, uniform in shape and buff-yellow in color.
It was bred as a stabilized cross between 'F8-291' and 'Mandarin' in Ontario, Canada and donated to the National Germplasm Resources Laboratory in 1957. USDA Accession Number PI 548544. Each packet contains 25 to 30 seeds.
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.
- SoyBase and the Soybean Breeder's Toolbox (soybase.org)
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