75 to 100 days, determinate — 'Oosodefuri' seeds are light green with black eyes (hilums), mostly medium size, some mottling, some wrinkling. Plants reach about two feet high and have white flowers. According to USDA tests, they average between 19% to 23% oil and 40% to 44% protein by weight.
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.
- "Evaluation of the USDA Soybean Germplasm Collection: Maturity Groups 000-IV (PI 507670-PI 574486)," Hill, J.L., E.K. Peregrine, G.L. Sprau, C.R. Cremeens, R.L. Nelson, J.H. Orf, D.A. Thomas, USDA Technical Bulletin 1915, 2005.
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