Tohya Edamame

Tohya Edamame

SKU: BN174
Tohya soybean seeds are our earliest maturing edamame option. They produce plump, slightly furry pods on stocky bush plants that grow to only 60cm (24") tall. The pods average three seeds each, maturing in a concentrated set for easy harvest. Read More

Exposure Full-sun

Matures in 78 days

Season Warm season

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Tohya soybean seeds are our earliest maturing edamame option. They produce plump, slightly furry pods on stocky bush plants that grow to only 60cm (24") tall. The pods average three seeds each, maturing in a concentrated set for easy harvest. Tohya Edamame has great flavour and appealing texture for delicious homemade edamame. This variety still matures later in the season, requiring ample heat units, but it is a bit earlier to mature than Sayamusume and Kuroshinju. Try some soybeans in your raised beds or in large patio containers. They are slow growing but very easy to grow and harvest.

Matures in 78 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

Quick Facts:

    • Concentrated pod set
    • Compact bushy growth
    • Early maturing
    • Open pollinated
    • Matures in 78 days

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All About Tohya Edamame

Latin

Latin
Glycine max
Family: Fabaceae

Difficulty

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone

Season & Zone
Season: Warm season
Exposure: Full-sun

Timing

Timing
Direct sow in late spring, once the soil has warmed up. Cold, damp soil can result in poor germination or rotted seeds. Optimal soil temperature: 21-32°C (70-90°F).

Starting

Starting
Do not pre-soak soya bean seeds. Sow seeds 2-5cm (1-2″) deep, 5-10cm (2-4″) apart, in rows 60cm (24″) apart. If the weather is too wet, seeds can be started indoors in pots and carefully transplanted a few weeks later. Germination takes 8-16 days, depending on conditions.

Growing

Growing
Ideal pH: 5.8-6.2. Well drained, warm soil is best. Use 1 cup of complete organic fertilizer for every 3m (10′) of row. Too much nitrogen in fertilizer or manure is often the cause of poor pod set and delayed maturity. If beans flower but do not set pods, the cause can be zinc deficiency. Try spraying the plants with kelp based fertilizer. Wet leaves on crowded plants are subject to diseases. Thin plants to increase air circulation and avoid touching the leaves while they are wet.

Harvest

Harvest
Pick pods that are in the middle of the plant as soon as they start to fatten up. By mid-September, you can pull up the whole plant and pick the remaining pods at your leisure. Edamame is the word used to describe the whole pods, which have been steamed or boiled, and optionally salted. The green vegetable soybeans freeze well after blanching.

Seed Info

Seed Info
In optimal conditions at least 85% of seeds will germinate. Usual seed life: 3 years. Per 100′ row: 800 seeds, per acre: 174M seeds.

Companion Planting

Companion Planting
Good for fixing nitrogen, and acting as a mulch against weeds. Grow soya beans with corn. Soya beans repel Japanese beetles and chinch bugs.

More on Companion Planting.

How to Grow Soya Beans

Step 1: Timing

Direct sow in late spring, once the soil has warmed up. Cold,
damp soil can result in rotted seeds and poor germination. Optimal soil temperature: 21-32°C (70-90°F).

Step 2: Starting

Do not pre-soak soya bean seeds. Sow seeds 2-5cm (1-2″) deep, 5-10cm (2-4″) apart, in rows 60cm (24″) apart. If the weather is too wet, seeds can be started indoors in pots and carefully transplanted a few weeks later. For a longer harvest,
plant at 3 week intervals. Germination takes 8-16 days, depending on conditions.

Step 3: Growing

Ideal pH: 5.8-6.2.

Well drained, warm soil is best. Raised beds help with both drainage and warmth. Use 1 cup of balanced organic fertilizer for every 3m (10′) of row. Too much nitrogen in fertilizer or manure is often the cause of poor pod set and delayed maturity. If beans flower but do not set pods, the cause can be zinc deficiency. Try spraying the plants with kelp based fertilizer.

Step 4: Germination

Days to maturity: From direct sowing.

In optimal conditions at least 85% of seeds will germinate. Usual seed life: 3 years. Per 100′ row: 800 seeds, per acre: 174M seeds.

Step 5: Harvest

Pick pods that are in the middle of the plant as soon as they start to fatten up. By mid-September, you can pull up the whole plant and pick the remaining pods at your leisure.

Tips!

• Wet leaves on crowded plants are subject to diseases. Thin plants to increase air circulation and avoid touching the leaves while they are wet.

• Edamame is the word used to describe the whole pods, which have been steamed or boiled, and optionally salted. The green vegetable soybeans freeze well after blanching.

Companion Planting: Good for fixing nitrogen and acting as a mulch against weeds. Grow soya beans with corn. Soya beans repel Japanese beetles and chinch bugs.

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