80 to 120 days, determinate — The plants grow two to three feet in height, are vigorous and productive. The pods fill with two to three large beans that are a rich, medium-brown color.
Although brown colored soybeans are uncommon in the United States, they are highly valued in Japan for their sweeter, nutty flavor. Although the dried beans are brown, they are dark green at the fresh eating stage.
The beans can be enjoyed either as a colorful and tasty edamame at about 80 days, or dried after about 120 days. Edamame is a popular snack in Japan, often served with beer. Because it has health benefits that other snacks do not provide, it is becoming popular in the United States. Each packet contains 25 to 30 seeds.
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