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70 days maturity. Glycine max 'Tohya'. Tohya Soybean. Heirloom. Warm-season annual. This is a non-GMO, open-pollinated, early maturity soybean variety. Plants are under 2 feet tall and have large pods with three seeds. These protein-packed capsules are frequently used throughout Asia. It is perfect for container gardening in addition to traditional methods. If you plant Tohya beans in addition to one of the other varieties on our site, such as Tamba Beans, you will get two waves, one in the late summer and one in the fall. Approx 175 seeds / oz.
Other Common Names: Soybeans, soja bean, vegetable bean, soya bean, Edamame, Kuromame, Tohya Mame, Qing dou, Mao dou, Tai tau, Da dou, hak tau, and Daizu.
How to Grow Tohya Soybeans
Sowing too early may cause thick plant growth; it is best to sow seeds in the summer. However, late sowing with plants too close together may decrease yield. Warm day temperatures and cool night temperatures are vital for good results. Seeds will rot, or not germinate altogether if overwatered. Keep soils moist but not soaked before they sprout. Fertilize as needed. Avoid high nitrogen content. Soy beans prefer a temperate climate and have no frost tolerance. These plants may need support when they get large but can be fine without it. For cooler climates, soy beans can do well in frames, unheated greenhouses, or under cloches.
Harvesting Tohya Soybeans
Harvest the pods when soybeans swell in their pod. Tohya are one of the early harvest varieties. These are perfect for snacks and eating promptly. Another popular 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. Beans can be stored in jars in a cool dry place for quite some time.
The young green pods are best steamed, boiled, or stir-fried. Preserve them easily by freezing. Prepare edamame, a traditional Japanese treat, by boiling fresh pods for 3-4 minutes in salted water, and serving them as a healthy appetizer or snack. Soybeans are rich in protein. The dry beans can be made into flour, soy milk, or soaked and boiled into soups. The applications for these beans are plentiful!
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“Lightly salted edamame has been one of my favorite snacks throughout my life. These little capsules are delectable!”
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