90 to 120 days, indeterminate — 'Flambeau' seeds are small to medium-sized, greenish-yellow in color with black eyes (hilums). According to the USDA, they contain 44% protein and 19% oil, on average.
Originally from the USSR, it was introduced in 1934 and named in 1944. The USDA genebank accession number is PI 548325. 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.
- "Pedigrees of Soybean Cultivars Released in the United States and Canada," by T. Hymomitz, C. A. Newell and S. G. Carmer, University of Ilinois, 1977.
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