Acclaimed in taste tests as the finest of green soybeans
Sweet, buttery, and high yielding; Butterbeans are acclaimed as the finest in green vegetable soybeans. The 2-2 1/2' stocky plants are well-branched and stand well, producing a prolific set of large pods with tan pubescence. A good percentage of pods contain three large beans that are relatively easy to shell. Higher yielding than Envy.Fabaceae Glycine max
Edamame is the Japanese name for the immature beans, which are treated like shell beans. Soybeans are the dry beans.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 90 (Spring/Summer)
- Growing Habit
Soybeans are day-length sensitive, so you need to plant a variety that is adapted to growing in your area. Choose the longest season variety you can possibly grow, as earliness comes at the expense of productivity. The young plants are quite frost sensitive.
- Spring Transplant, Spring
- Growing Season
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Warm, Hot, Long days
Soybeans love heat (they will tolerate temperatures up to 100 degrees F) and must have warm weather for good growth. If you plant them too early they may well rot and certainly won't grow very much until the soil warms up. You can hasten the warming of the soil with cloches or black plastic mulch prior to planting.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 60°F - 95°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Soybeans are planted after the soil has warmed up in spring (60˚ F minimum), which is usually 2 to 4 weeks after the last frost.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Warm, Hot)
Bush Beans should have evenly moist soil at all times.
Low nitrogen. Moderate potassium. Moderate phosphorous.
Beans don't need a lot of nitrogen in the soil because they fix their own. In fact, if there is a lot in the soil they won't go to the trouble of fixing it. They do need plenty of potassium and phosphorus though.
They are sometimes planted after a crop that was heavily amended, or after a winter cover crop.
- High heat
- Small Gardens?
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Sweet nutty flavor. Acclaimed in taste tests as the finest of green soybeans.