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Soybean Edamame Green Shell [glycine max]

Soybean Edamame Green Shell [glycine max]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and crop quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times.
Even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €4.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €8.50
Pa up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

The soybean is a well-known annual Asian legume and has been cultivated for at least 3000 years. The Green Shell comes from Japan. In principle, it needs a lot of warmth, but it is also adapted to the northern climate. It is grown just like other legumes.
Soy is extremely high in protein and can be used for an incredible number of different purposes. As an oilseed, it is one of the most important plants in the world.
In Central Europe, too, soybean kernels ripen without any problems and can be used fresh or dried. Soybeans harvested young, which can be prepared like peas and are called "edamame", are particularly tasty.

General information
Plant family: Fabaceae
Lifecycle: Annual
Culture duration: 150 days
Plant hight approx: 90-150 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Low
Water requirements: High
Winter hardiness: until -3°C
Location: Semi shady until sunny
Soil: Permeable and humus rich

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 1-3 cm
Best germination temperature: 12-18°C
Germination time: 10-20 days
Plant-, row distance: 15x40 cm

Optimal mix culture:
Unfavorable mix culture: Peas 

Planting information
Soybeans can be sown outdoors when the soil temperature is above 10°C, which is usually reached between February and March. Since soya needs a lot of time to ripen, it should always be sown before June. A preculture in the warm is also possible.
The ideal location for soybean cultivation is sunny, on soil that warms up quickly, is permeable and has good water retention. The pH should be between 6.5 and 7.
Up to 80 percent of the nitrogen requirement of soybeans is covered by the nodule bacteria. They bind atmospheric nitrogen and make it available to the plant. The soybean covers the remaining nitrogen requirement through the natural mineralization in the soil. Thus, fertilization is not necessary for a mineral-rich soil.
The seeds should not be sown deeper than 3 cm.
Soya can be sown in rows or in clusters.
In group planting, five to six seeds are planted together in a planting hole. The distance between the holes is approx. 40 cm and row spacing approx. 100 cm.
Soybeans feel most comfortable at temperatures between 20 and 25°C and in a wind-protected location. Since the soil is supplied with nitrogen via the roots, they should only be cut off after harvest and left in the soil.

The germination capacity of dried soybean seeds decreases rapidly.

Other names
Latin botanical names: glycine max
English names: soy, soya
German names: Soja
Portuguese names: soja
Spanish names:
French names: 


Potent germination capacity: 1-2 years

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  • Our seeds are always checked for germination quality at regular intervals
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