~ Edame SOYBEAN Seed ~
Soybeans are delicious when shelled out young and tender and boiled , served with a little butter and salt, or put in soups, stews etc. It is the bean seeds you eat - 'edame' - not the pods.
Growing is pretty easy. You can grow them under cover and they yield earlier, but we have had good results outdoors too. Pretend you are growing bush french beans & you won’t go far wrong:
We start ours in small pots or modules to avoid mice eating the seeds or birds pulling them up as they sprout. Once a few inches tall plant out 10 inches apart with about 18 inches between rows. Let the pods dry until brittle on the plants and it’s pretty easy to get the seeds out. In bad weather you’ll need to cut the plants and bring into a garage or greenhouse to dry.
A new short-season edame soybean with gorgeous emerald green and black seeds. A great dual purpose variety - as tender and tasty as any green edamame when cooked fresh, but also can be dried.
Bred from a single plant discovered by Owen Bridge of Annapolis Seeds in 2010, we have just a few packets this year.
small pack (rare!) of 45 seeds £
~ Yard-Long Bean Seed ~
Yard-long Beans are an unusual bean species from the East that grows to a ridiculous length. The pods are cooked and eaten just like French Beans.
We have a new variety for you to try: this rare red-coloured yard long bean from China. It is earlier maturing than normal ( mid-season rather than late), so well worth trying in the UK.
Harvest when the beans are about a foot long, and still slender. You can leave them to get ridiculously huge but they then won't be so tender.
small pack (rare!) of 50 seeds £