Ideal sowing time: Spring-Summer.
Position: Full Sun or Part Shade.
Preparation: Prepare the soil before planting by mixing in well-rotted compost or manure or pellet fertiliser.
Sowing: 24-50mm deep, 50-100cm apart, in well-drained, not too sandy soil.
Care: Water regularly, but sparingly. Add a layer of mulch around each plant to control weeds and keep the soil moist.
Sprouting: 60-110 days.
An annual legume that grows as bushes to about 30-90 cm tall. Soybeans are grown in home garden for their young pods and green beans. The immature soybean pods are known as Edamame. Pale variety suitable for making tofu and flour at home. Can be eaten fresh or cooked in a variety of ways: boiled, steamed or lightly fried.
Excess Edamame can be easily stored by blanching and freezing. Add the pods to lightly salted, boiling water and cook for about 3-4 minutes. When they're done, place the pods into a basin of ice water. Dry the pods and freeze in serving-size plastic bags. Frozen Edamame pods only require cooking for two to three minutes.
Please note: This item is seeds only, NOT live plants! Quarantine restrictions prohibit us selling or shipping this item to WA, Norfolk Island, Tasmania, or Internationally.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.