Davis Family Blend

831 – Davis Family Blend

$3.00$13.50

Certified Biodynamic and Organic

Can be boiled in the pod when young and tender. Vigorous 3 foot plant that yields pale green or yellow seeds. Called edamame in Japanese cuisine. A favorite from the Davis family’s community supported farm. Harvest plump, green pods before any yellowing occurs from late August into September.    

≈127 seeds/oz

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Product Description

Scientific Name: Glycine max

Family: Pea

Type: Hardy Annual

Native Range: Canada, Lower 48 States and Puerto Rico

Hardiness Zones: 5 and 13; beans are not hardy and will die with light frost;

Soil Requirements: Warm and well-drained; slightly acidic pH [6.5 – 6.8];

Light Preference: Full sun

Water: Moderate

Days until Germination: 8-16 days

Sowing: Soak beans for 2-6 hours before planting. Sow directly into ground 2″- 3″ deep once soil is warm and last frost is past—roughly two weeks.

Plant Spacing: Plant seeds 2″ to 3″ deep, 2″ apart, in rows 18″-36″ apart.

Plant Height: 3′

Harvest: 75-80 days; harvest plump, green pods before any yellowing occurs from late August into September;

Grows Well With: Carrots, cauliflower, beets, cucumbers, cabbage, small amounts of leek and celeriac, marigolds, corn, summer savory, radishes

Grows Poorly With: Garlic, shallots, chives, gladiolus, kohlrabi, sunflower, beets

Potential Problems: Mexican bean beetles; bean weevils; lack of support for stalk; sclerotinia white mold;

Uses & Cooking Suggestions: Steamed in shell, aka steamed edamame.

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Size

S = 1 oz, L = 4 oz, XL = 1 lb

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