85 days — The plants reach twenty-two to thirty-two inches in height producing pods that contain two to four seeds each. The beans are very large in size, dull and black in color and have a richer flavor than many varieties. Excellent as edamame, pronounced "ed-uh-mah-may." 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.
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