78 days maturity. Glycine max 'Chiba Green'. Chiba Green Soybean Seeds. Heirloom, Non-GMO. Warm season annual. Open pollinated. These high-protein and nutritious legumes are used throughout Asia as a staple food source. Chiba Green is known for its green seed coat and large seeds. This variety produces large pods with many containing three seeds. It is a medium maturing type and matures 2-3 days earlier than Midori Giant. Chiba was adapted throughout the USA, it also performs agreeably in numerous foreign countries. Due to its high yield-to-space ratio, it is an excellent choice for many gardening styles. Approx 89 seeds / oz.
Soybean - Chiba Green
Other Common Names: Bhat, da dou, daizu, dau nanh, eda mame, hak tau, kacang kedelai, kedelai, mao dou, tai tau, thua lueang, utaw, vegetable bean, vegetable soybean, and wong tau.
How to Grow Chiba Green Soybeans
Sowing too early in the season might induce thick plant growth and decrease yield; it is best to seed in the early summer. Warm day temperatures and cool night temperatures are vital for good results. The seeds will rot or not germinate altogether if overwatered. Keep soil moist but not soaked before they sprout.
After sprouting, allow for the soil to dry between waterings. Fertilize as needed when the plant appears pale; avoid high nitrogen content. Soybeans prefer a temperate climate and have no frost tolerance. These plants do not typically need extra supports. In cooler climates, soybeans do well under frames, unheated greenhouses, or cloches.
Harvesting Chiba Green Soybeans
Harvest when soybeans swell in the pods and the leaves have changed from bright green to slight yellowish-green. These are perfect for eating promptly. Another option is to harvest 25-30 days later for the dry beans. To get dry beans, wait for the plant to turn brown then completely dry it by hanging the plants upside down. After harvest, leave the roots in the ground to decay and release their nitrogen content to enrich the soil with nitrogen for other crops.
The young green pods are delightful steamed, boiled, or stir-fried. Blanch the fresh beans and then freeze them to store your extra harvest for a winter treat. Prepare edamame, part of traditional Japanese fare, by boiling fresh pods for 3-4 minutes in salted water. Serve them as a healthy appetizer or snack. The dry beans can be made into flour, soy milk, or soaked and boiled into soups.
Tips From Our Gardeners
“I have many fond childhood memories of popping edamame beans out of their pods, dipping them in salt, and eating them happily. Such a fun treat!”
|- Lara Wadsworth, True Leaf Market Writer|
Seeds Per Package
- 7 g packet - Approximately 20 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 320 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 1,280 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 6,400 Seeds
|Latin Name:||Glycine max 'Chiba Green'|
|Chiba Green Soybean Color:||Pods are green with pubescence. Green foliage and stems. White or purple flowers.|
|Chiba Green Soybean Flavor:||Mild.|
|Days to Maturity:||78 Days|
|Days to Germination:||3-8 Days|
|Seeding Depth:||1 inches|
|Row Spacing:||12-24 inches|
|Growth Habit:||Semi-upright bush.|
|Soil Preference:||Soil should be well draining and moderately fertile with slight acidity|
|Light Preference:||Full sun.|
|Plant Width:||8-10 inches|
|Pests and Disease:||Chiba Green soybeans are typically not a favorite of pests. Be watchful to protect them from cold temperatures and overwatering.|
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