Agate Soybean

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Item Details

Originally collected by the USDA in 1929 in Sapporo, Japan and introduced in the U.S. by 1937. High yields of small olive green seeds with brown saddles. Good eating quality. Very rare variety.

  • 65-70 days
  • ±3,100 seeds/lb
  • Organic
  • Olive green seeds with brown
  • Good eating quality
  • Very productive

This variety works for:

  • Steaming
  • Baking

Try steaming soybean pods, or edamame, and topping with coarse salt for a quick snack. You can also shell the edamame and add them to salads with corn, black beans, onions, and cilantro for a fresh summer salad.

Adding shelled soybeans to hummus recipes make a great dip for parties and you can also puree the beans and fry them up as fritters.

Growing Instructions

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Soybeans can be used as edamame, fresh shell beans, or dry beans.

  • Direct Seed: 2" Apart
  • Seed Depth: 1"
  • Rows Apart: 24-36"
  • Light: Full Sun

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