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Shirofumi Soybean

Shirofumi Soybean

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80 to 105 days, determinate — An early variety, the plants grow twenty four to thirty six inches tall and have white flowers with pods containing two to three seeds each. The seeds are large, pale-green to yellow in color, and have a good flavor for either edamame (pronounced "ed-uh-mah-may") or dried uses.  According to the USDA, they contain about 40% protein and 20% oil.

The USDA accession number is PI 538407 and the original source is listed as the Sakate Seed Company of Japan.  Each packet contains 25 to 30 seeds.
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Planting Instructions: Soybeans are a tender plant and should be sown after all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed. Planting them at about the same time as corn is a good rule.

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.