Bean Seeds - Edamame - BeSweet
- Seed Count: 25 Seeds
- Maturity Date: Approximately 90 days from planting
- Type: Soybean, Glycine max
- Growth Habit: Bush type
- Plant Height: 1.5 to 2 feet
- Ideal for: Snacking, cooking, and health-conscious diets
- Sun Requirement: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Well-drained, fertile soil
History The Edamame BeSweet Bean, also known as Green Delight Edamame, is a cherished variety in the world of legumes, tracing its origins to East Asia. Edamame, meaning 'stem beans' in Japanese, has been a staple in Asian cuisine for centuries and has gained immense popularity worldwide for its nutritional value and versatility in dishes. The BeSweet, or Green Delight, cultivar is particularly known for its sweet, buttery flavor and easy-to-grow nature, making it a favorite among home gardeners and chefs alike.
Uses Green Delight Edamame beans are a versatile culinary ingredient. They are most commonly boiled or steamed in their pods and served with a pinch of salt - a simple yet delicious snack. These beans are also a fantastic addition to salads, stir-fries, and soups. Rich in protein, fiber, and essential vitamins, they are a great choice for health-conscious diets.
Growth Habit and Planting Instructions The Green Delight Edamame grows as a bush-type plant, reaching about 1.5 to 2 feet in height. To cultivate these beans, plant the seeds in full sun after the last frost when the soil has warmed. Sow the seeds about 1 inch deep and 2-3 inches apart, in rows spaced 12-18 inches apart. These beans prefer well-drained, fertile soil and require regular watering, especially during pod setting and growth. Harvest the pods when they are plump, green, and the beans inside are fully formed but not too hard.