80 to 100 days, determinate — The plants of 'Fledderjohn' grow twenty-four to thirty-six inches in height and exhibit moderate branching. They are quite productive with large pods that contain two to three, large, light-brown seeds that have a nice, nutty flavor.
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.
- "Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook," Compiled and Updated by Joanne Thuente, Decorah, Iowa, 2008.
- "Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook," Compiled and Updated by Joanne Thuente, Decorah, Iowa, 2009.
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